I am currently doing a curve test on Diamond. This is day eight of insulin. I feel like I've been left high and dry with my vet as far as how to proceed with his care after he was diagnosed. I wasn't, told if or when I should bring him back for another appointment. She knew I planned on home testing but didn't tell me what I was looking for. I was told I should not adjust his dose without talking to them first. She did mention she had one client who did but frowned on that. After reading a lot and taking advice from the wonderful people on the FDMB I've thrown that thinking pretty much out the door. So, what am I looking for in this curve? How often should I be doing it? How do I know his dose is correct? Now, on to my "tubby kins" losing weight. We did discuss weight loss. She is under the impression "canned food is canned food". I know better than that. I switched to mainly fancy feast classic with some Solistice, and Tiki cat. But, the fat content in Fancy Feast is higher than the protein. I don't think that is helping him lose weight. He has neuropathy and doesn't move around much. Hell he didn't move around much before either. Helping with his bulging waistline I'm sure. I'm not opposed to making my own food. I actually plan on it. But I need to take baby steps financially. I know a grinder and start up vitamins are going to be quite a start up expense. Hopefully I can order a scale next week. Any advice on a canned food with low carbs and higher protein that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I have a print out copy of Dr. Lisa's canned foods and bring it with me to the store. Or I reference it off my phone when cat food shopping. Take me forever. People probably think I'm nuts!