Good morning, my name is Laura - My kitties name is Flipper . He is 13 going on 14, and just diagnosed with diabetes , really before this I really didn't know pets get this ! I have been all over in circles trying to figure all this out , and spinning all over the place. Yesterday was the worst day ever. he spent Friday, and the week end in the hosp. he was released on Monday. I was not getting enough information and some wrong information from the vet that was on call while mine was on vacation ! I was given insulin ( vetsulin ) and syringes, told to give him 1 unit 2 times a day. Plus he has a uti, pancreas inflamed, and high white cell count. I wasn't sure if they told me he had a high key tone yesterday as I was trying to find information ( Thankfully no key tone ). While n the hospital, they gave him a antibiotic shot that last 2 weeks , IV fluids, and a shot to stop his vomiting. Luckily I asked them for some IV fluid and needles, and they gave it to me just in case. Of course he was not eating all day yesterday, and couldn't get a hold of the vet, so I started syringe feeding him. The tech told me to have him eat at least 4 temptation treats before the insulin . This is what really raised my flag, as common sense was telling me that is not enough for the insulin. I asked that vet about home monitoring and she said NO we don't want our patients doing that . Hmmm from what I read here and other places we should . Long story. I am new to this , and quite upset. This morning not too upset , just want to go full steam ahead and get him better. A few people on here already helped me tremendously ! He is still hitting the water bowl hard , and urinating a lot. Finally after complaining and being upset that my regular vet was not responding to me - she called me when she read the im on face book ! She is now going to take charge of his case from her partner that covered her while on call. She told me to order the glucose monitor kit and yes use it. first get him eating asap . she is ordering him a liquid diet as well ! I gave him 1 unit of IV fluid last night as well as 5 syringes of puree food. I also did that this morning, no IV fluid though and am ready to do a little more and give him his shot. I will post update when I get done , OH my This is still so very over whelming to say the least , but this morning I am a little bit calmer thankfully.