Hi everyone! I volunteer at a local animal shelter, caring for the cats who are available for adoption. I found this site while searching for more information about feline diabetes, and I am hoping that some of you might be able to help me with a situation I have. Right now, there is a very sweet, 4-year-old female cat at the shelter who was found as a stray with a litter of kittens. Recently, she was treated for a wound in her mouth and given a Depo injection. After the wound was healed, and she was ready to be put up for adoption, the vet did a blood test and found that her blood glucose was very high. As a result, the initial recommendation was euthanasia, because it was thought she had diabetes. However, it was also noted that the Depo could have raised her blood glucose levels, so she has been in a holding pattern ever since while they wait to see if the levels go back down. First of all, I really don't agree with the idea that she should be euthanized simply for being diabetic, if that turns out to be the case. She is an incredibly sweet cat who would make a wonderful companion for someone. I have one cat who has been an only child his whole life (and I don't entirely know how he'd handle another cat), but I started thinking seriously about whether I should offer to take her, if she turns out to have diabetes and would otherwise be put down. I just can't bear the thought of her being euthanized for what seems like no good reason. And that is why I've come to this forum, hoping to get a better understanding of what would be involved if I chose to adopt a diabetic cat. I would be very grateful for any thoughts or insights you have -- thanks so much for listening!