8/5/2015 - First insulin injection 8/5/2018 - Leo is healthy, regulated, and just got his 2,190th insulin injection If you are new to diabetes, FDMB is the right place, and you can make your kitteh healthier like I did. In 2015, Leo was washed out, hungry, thin, and peeing a lot. He had neuropathy. He was diagnosed with Feline Diabetes Melitis. The diagnosis was scary and devastating to us. I knew nothing about feline diabetes in 2015. Our great cat veterinarian helped us. I had amazing help on FDMB from a bunch of people who gave up their free time to guide me and encourage me. Feline diabetes can be very challenging to deal with. Theresa and I have successfully treated Leo for 3 years now. What does it take? dedication and lots of learning patience and kitteh love losing some sleep permanent low carb food change (Fancy Feast Classics) money for the vet and supplies ~5,500 test strips (365 x 5/day x 3 years) $500/year insulin (for 2018), many kittehs don't use this much ~2,200 syringes (365 x twice/day x 3 years) If you laid out those 4" syringes end-to-end, they would be 733 feet long, more than 2 American football fields in length. Today, we continue Leoberry's diabetes treatment. And we treat him for small cell lymphoma as well. In return, we have a healthy, happy kitteh Leo. And some great friendships on FDMB. Who could ask for more? Thank You FDMB. Thank you everyone who helped Leo get this far. And Happy 3rd Diabetes Anniversary sweet Leoberry - you are the best kitteh ever.