Myname is Bleu. I'm the fur baby of my humom Tami. We were just diagnosed with DM. I'm between 16-20 years of age and FIV Positive. I've lived in my forever home for 14 wonderful years. I love to greet everyone at the door and survey the yard for new cats from the screened porch. I used to be big and strong but this disease has made me weaker, skinnier (my humom would love that for herself) Meow Meow! And I'm losing my hair (my humom would not like that) and I'm really thirsty and hungry. Mom took me to the vet today to find out what was happening to me. My spirits seemed down she said. And she told the vet I would just sit in front of the water and food bowls most of the day ( well that is true). The vet "Dr Jason" is awesome. I don't mind seeing him because he talks softly and handles me gently. He ran tests and found sugar in my urine and my blood glucose was 586. Everything else was good except of course the chemistries that get affected by this disease. Even though I'm old I have a lot of life left in me. I love my humom and sleep as close to her as I can. I live with a bunch of other fur kids too. I like everyone. The young ones tend to irritate me with their shenanigans but I used to be like that too. I miss playing like I used to. My humom came here to see if there is some help for us. We don't know anything about DM in cats but she is a licensed Medical Lab Technologist and experienced feline caretaker who knows about diabetes. But we need help with understanding supplies, food, insulin with my FIV status and more. I know you will love me......my name is Bleu....that is not Blue. meow Meow. Thank you for allowing us in.