Shaak, my cat was just diagnosed today. This has been a major happening in our lives to be sure. I am so glad to find out there is a forum for feline diabetes. I feel so much better knowing I am not alone. Quick rundown. Shaak Ti (Shaak) is almost 11 yrs old. I brought her home from the humane society when she was about five weeks old, She was spayed the night I picked her out and I brought her home the following afternoon. She is a Shorthair Tortishell. We named her after Shaak Ti, a female jedi in the Star Wars prequel movies. From the start her favorite place is to lie has been on my chest, still to this day that is where she goes most nights to get ready for bed [imagine 22lbs on top of my chest (her heaviest)]. She loves to snuggle and purr and chase laser lights, she can't turn flips anymore but who knows what the future holds. She is a very loving and gentle cat. She has always been a big cat, weighing in at 22 lbs. Back in October we became a one cat household, down from a four cat household. At that point I began putting out less food as there were less cats. Shaak alwaysl eats all her food so when she started losing weight (she now weighs 11 lbs) I thought it was because she no longer felt the need to overeat because of the other cats taking her food. I also had noticed she was walking on her hind legs rather than just her paws, I say I noticed this, I did, but for whatever reason though I knew it was odd I did not think it was something bad, just different. This took us through January with her weight loss and odd walking. Then about a week ago the bottom fell out, Shaak began having loss of bladder and bowel control. It has been a rough several days, thank goodness now I know what is wrong with my baby girl and we can begin to get her diabetes under control. Thank you for accepting us here. Feel free to ask questions about whatever and I will do my best to answer, once I go to the pharmacy and pet store tonight I will post what insulin and food we are on. I am going to search for best places, and reasonably priced places to get our food and insulin. Any thoughts on that I would love to hear.