I've been stalking around the site for a little while picking up on diabete feeding etc. My kitty will be 17 in September and has had diagnosed IBD for just over 4 years. She has been pretty stable with that being on raw meats and 5mg pred each day - being in AU, we don't have the other steroid choices available in US unfortunately. But at the end of last year she developed diabetes which has been a battle. I firstly tried her on a natural tonic because she absolutely refused to eat at set times for insulin after 4 days - she learned the routine. When that failed, I was forced to put her on tin foods which meant she would eat on que. She was slowly losing weight while we got her insulin right and I have been taking her to the vet for glucose tests due to my fainting issues with blood. I have bought a Accu-Chek Performa and am expecting the test strips tomorrow. I know I have to just suck it up for her sake and get through testing her myself! We found the Caninsulin was metabolised too fast - she was on 2u morning, 2u night. The vet added a third half dose inbetween so she stops spiking. But shortly after that, I put her onto Lantus so she could just have the 2u morning and night and everyone seemed to think it's a better insulin. I took her to the vets after 10 days of being on it for testing cause she was losing a heap of weight - no excessive drinking or peeing. Within 5hrs of having her morning shot, she was down to 8.1. Sorry, I don't know what that is in the US, but healthy reading over here are between 3.9 - 8.3. Two weeks after going on it, she was hiding all day and was walking on her hocks when she did come out. I just had a gut feeling the Lantus wasn't agreeing with her and decided to put her back on the Caninsulin that evening at her usual insulin time of 6pm. She then had a major neurological turn from 11:30pm to 6am. We thought maybe a stroke. She wouldn't move, apart from persistant head movements. Unfortunately I couldn't get hold of the on call vet - she was already out with a client. I rushed in for an early appointment and all blood work came back great. But she continues to lose so much weight - her weight loss is what is going to kill her. I have kept a complete diary of food, pee and poop if it helps. I don't know what else to do to stop her wasting away.