Like my title says, I've rodeoed with diabetes both canine and feline in my former work as a vet tech. I have family members with diabetes and a horse who has issues with too much sugar in her diet. Well, I never had nearly as much respect for what other owners or people I knew went through. My diabetic baby is Vonnegut. He's a newly 9 year old neutered brown tabby. I've had him since he was 2 days old and we formed an awesome bond while I bottle raised him. He's never really acted like a bottle baby though, always more like a dog... He's weird, I love him. He got very overweight (20 lbs when he should have been closer to 12) and I had a bear of a time getting weight off. Then he started dropping weight rapidly. I was working with a full service mobile clinic and they neglected to do a glucose test on him (in house that is, they did send out but glucose degrades over time). They felt his heart was the issue. I agreed to x-rays and an ultrasound of his heart. All good there so they said just up his food. At this point I sought a second opinion. His sugar when tested in hospital was over 600 and at this point he weighed 10 lbs. We started him on insulin, which has been incredibly hard to regulate. Then we found underlying pancreatitis! Treating his pancreas has helped so much! Currently, he is on 4.5 units of ProZinc insulin twice a day, 1/4 tsp of pancrezyme twice a day, and low carb canned food. Hello to everyone else! Give your kitties cuddle from Vonn and me!