Hi everyone, I'm Amy. My newly diabetic 8-year old Hershel was diagnosed in late July 2017. At the time of diagnosis, he was urinating outside of the litter box multiple times per day, but after switching his diet to exclusively Purina DM wet it went down to once or twice per week, and he has not has not peed outside of the box at all since September 27. He "seems" totally healthy as he is not displaying any other symptoms, but I know that's not always a reliable indicator since cats are so good at hiding their pain. He had been slightly overweight and lost a little bit of weight before his diagnosis, which he gained back after switching to the DM wet food, and I must say both his weight and coat are in great shape now and he has never looked better. He definitely pees more than my other non-diabetic cat but not to the extent that I have seen some severely diabetic cats urinating, and since I mix a good amount of water in with his wet food he doesn't often make trips to the water dish. His vet was hopeful that the diet change alone might put him into remission as his fructosamine tests kept showing improvement after he switched to the DM (868 on July 27, 735 on August 14, 618 on August 31) but then it was back up to 700 on September 25 so the vet decided to put him on insulin. He has been on 1 unit of glargine since October 3, 2017. I've been home testing him using a pet-specific meter twice a day, in the morning and evening before his shot, and only giving him insulin if his BG is higher than 12 (I'm in Canada so using mmol/L). I will be doing his first BG curve at home some time in the next few days and I've created a spreadsheet for his levels thus far. The numbers seem to be all over the place to me. Can anyone give me any insight as to whether or not this is "normal" and any advice you may have on where to go from here? How many times per day should I be testing his BG and how often should I be doing curves? Also, he seems to be doing well on the DM but I am looking for a more affordable option and would like to transition him to Friskies pate since that is what my other non-diabetic cat eats and they tend to get jealous of each other's food, but I'm wondering if I should wait to get a handle on his insulin before making the switch. Sorry for the long post, but I just wanted to add that I've been lurking on this board since July and have been brought to tears multiple times by the kindness and support you all show to each other. I've been incredibly emotional since learning of Hershel's diagnosis and it's been so inspiring to know that there are so many knowledgable, compassionate people taking their cats' health into their own hands and empowering others to do so. What an amazing resource this is. Thank you.