Hi everyone, Nugget cat and I are new to the forum. She was diagnosed a few days ago. At our vet visit her sugar was 421, so they started her on 2 units, twice a day of Lantus. The vet recommended we change her diet in an attempt towards remission (someday I hope!). Nugget was eating Purina One dry food. She had wet food as a treat. Now we have switched entirely to a wet food diet (Castor and Pollux Organix and Castor and Pollux Pristine). The vet said that 6oz of food a day would be sufficient to maintain her weight, which I was told is important because her insulin dosage is based on her weight (9 lbs 13.5 oz) I am concerned that I am not feeding her enough as she is quite hungry when I feed her at 5:45AM/PM. The calorie counts in the different types of food vary greatly- do I need to take this into consideration? From my research I've seen that a cat her size needs between 200-250 calories per day. I am not sure how many calories she was taking when eating dry food as she was a grazer and I never really measured her food. Another concern is the timing of the eating and the administration of the insulin. Recommendation from the vet was to give the insulin 30 minutes after feeding, and that it MUST be 12 hours apart. I have parent-teacher conferences coming up soon, and my SO is deathly phobic about needles so he can't give her the insulin (I am hoping this will change- anyone who has advice about overcoming this phobia I will gladly listen). I was thinking that I would feed Nugget later than I usually do (7:00 AM instead of 5:45, therefore a 13 hour difference from the last dose), so that when I get home at 7:45 from PTC I can feed and give the insulin again at 8:15 PM. There would be another 13 hour gap (approx) instead of 12. Is that an issue? Will it be an issue to go back to the normal 5:45 feed and 6:15 dose? I also get nervous that she will become hyperglycemic when I am not home. Any suggestions on how to manage my nerves about that? She does have her own room and I do have a nanny cam to keep an eye on her- but I work over an hour away from home and am afraid I wouldn't get to her in time. I've had many cats in my lifetime and even though each cat was special, Nugget is truly my most special cat and I am petrified she will get sicker and sicker or that I won't be here to help her when she needs it. Finding this website was a blessing, and already so many of you have welcomed me and reassured me!