Hi, I'm Michele, live in Florida with my hunny and our four furkids - one large dog and 3 cats. I just got the call from my vet yesterday with the diagnosis: Diabetes. I'm shocked, upset, and have so many questions. How could he have had this disease and me not know about it? What could I have done to prevent it? What happens now? Jackson is a 7 year old cat, was a bit overweight but otherwise in good health. I took him to the vet because he wasn't jumping as well, they diagnosed slight arthritis but that's all. I also mentioned his constant begging for food but since he didn't have any other symptoms of diabetes, the vet didn't think that was possible. I asked to have the blood work done anyway, and lo and behold..here we are. I'm feeling so guilty, had thought (and been told) that his appetite and begging was a behavioral issue, and our vet was pleased to see his weight loss this past visit. I thought I was doing all the right things - good food, lots of love & attention, etc. etc. Now this. I'm overwhelmed and my emotions are all over the map. I'm going to the vet today so they can teach us how to administer the insulin, don't know what else to expect except that life is definitely going to change. I'm so glad to have found this forum, thank you in advance.