Hope I am posting this in the right spot! Our cat was diagnosed with diabetes a month ago and currently we are taking him to the vet once a week, they are testing his blood and then sending him home telling us to up his cansulim dosage by 0.1 every time. Last Thursday he went in and his blood was still well over 20. We ended up buying a pet sugar tester to use at home and we would like to test ourselves and up his medication more frequently than once a week but when I mentioned it to the vet she said not to. The reasons she gave was that the medicine takes a week to react and I shouldn't trust the tester we bought for home. I'm concerned though because it's been a month and he is still a mess. He's drinking like crazy and his litter box is full all the time. It seems like if we continue to go once a week this process is going to take a long time and he is suffering. We just tested him this evening and his bloods at 23. Does anyone have an opinion as to whether we really need to wait a week in between increasing insulin dosages?