We know insulin is used to help the cells use sugar or carbs in humans, but cats are created to eat meat, not carbs or sugars, so why do they need insulin? Has insulin always been a problem with cats or is it just for domesticated cats? Why are there so many sick cats? It sounds like a DIET problem, not an insulin problem. If a cat is on a non-carb all meat diet why does he need insulin? Is insulin used for the digestion of meat in cats? (to get into cells) Does meat (protein) turn into blood sugar in cats? It seems to me that cats are suffering from *carbohydrate poisoning* and people call it diabetes. I don't want to cause my cat any more problems than I already have! It's been a month since my Girl was diagnosed with "diabetes" and since then she's been on a no-carb canned and raw meat diet. She was getting Diamond brand lamb & rice kibble. Now I know that was killing her and I'm reading everything on diet and diabetes, stopped all kibble, started on no-carb canned and going to all raw. I see where I made her "diabetic" by the junk food I gave her. She's been on an all meat diet for a month now and she's feeling and looking much better. She was so thin her eyes looked huge, like owl eyes. It shows in her photo here. Now she's getting no carbs, NO sugar, so I don't understand why she needs insulin. I'm supposed to give her 1 1/2 of glargine/lantus 2x a day but I didn't because she's been on an all meat diet. I gave it to her the first week because her blood glucose (BG) test was 599. It was the test that measures the whole month or two. The vet told me not to do testing at home because it would jack up her readings. I don't trust doctors. There's too much money in sick people and animals and none if we're well! After looking at how many tests everyone does at home in here I decided I need to at least try to do it, and after trying a few times unsuccessfully, I finally got it done this morning and it was 234, so I gave her 1 unit of lantus. I'm not sure what to do next. Her BG went down a lot from when she was diagnosed at 599 but it's still high and I don't understand why. I don't want to hurt her any more than I have already. What I really want to know is WHY does she need insulin if she only eats meat? Thank You all for all your help already, and for being here. It will be even better when we all don't need to be here because there are no carb poisoned cats.