Hello, My name is Tammy my 13 year old cat Spike was diagnosed today. I have very mixed emotions as I am happy to know the problem. I am also overwhelmed with the amount of information available about caring for Spike. Apparently I need to request a lot of information from my vet to know exactly what my next step will be. At this time all I know for sure is he was diagnosed as diabetic & we give him 2 units ( 4 clicks of the pen??) with insulin twice daily after eating. I though I was doing a better job of caring for him last week when I started researching the truth about cat food. Since he likes to eat 2 to 3 times daily. The total amount consumed in a day totaled 1 can of wet food to 2 small handfuls of dry food. On Sunday I changed him from the Friskies he has eaten his entire life to Merrick's Purrfect Bistro for the wet food and the Senior variety for the dry food. He loves the Turducken variety. So tonight when I took him to the vet they strongly recommended I change him to the Hills MD weight loss, low carb, glucose management variety. Now I am reading this food may not be the best choice. I am so confused. I would love to have the opinions of someone who is more experienced in dealing with a diabetic cat. I am considering learning how to make his food myself at home. Has anyone on this site done this? If so I would appreciate some advice.