My boy Churchill is the most loving, sweet and cuddly kitty cat you ever want to meet. That is why finding out that he has type 1 diabetes has just gutted me. I have a feeling that people in this group will get this. I have been crying on and off since we got the diagnosis. I am baffled though at this because he is 3 1/2 years old, not overweight, and just two months ago his levels were normal. He has been in perfect health up to now and was just in for an annual checkup. I have a lot of reading to do, I guess. I'm mostly afraid that it will shorten his beautiful life. My female cat seems to be worried about him and is currently grooming him like crazy! I'll try not write too much right now but I am a little surprised that my vet gave some conflicting information regarding food. He said that although I should change his food to a high protein, low carb wet food (with no guidance on what that should be), they also suggested I give him Royal Canin prescription diet dry food and let him graze on it. On this site and by all other accounts, that is not advised. If anyone has thoughts on that, I would love some real guidance. I would do anything at all to make my cat healthy. I just want someone to tell me exactly what to do and I will do it. Getting mixed messages is not helping me and I'm scared I'm going to screw it up. I am so grateful that Church has been easily distracted as I have had to give him his first shots of insulin. I am dreading the monitoring and have not quite figured that out yet. Watching the videos has made me nauseous, wondering how I'm going to do it. The vet said that I should take him in next week for the first curve test and after that, I guess, I'll be on my own. Thanks to whoever is listening.