Hello FDMB! Last month we adopted a 12 year old female kitty from a local shelter. She is beautiful, friendly, so affectionate, and has wonderful house manners. We have named her Claire Regardless of being the sweetest baby in the whole shelter Miss Claire was passed over for 7 years because she, unfortunately is FIV+. Nearly two years ago she was diagnosed with diabetes. In a stressful environment and a shelter with too many cats and not enough humans, it was very difficult for them to properly care for her. Since diagnosis, she had been free fed a low carb dry food. She has not had her BG checked at all, she has just been given twice daily insulin injections. 1/2 unit of novolin with each meal. She is a little over 9 lbs. Here she is with our 9 year old male cat Baloo. He is also FIV+ and has been our baby for 5 years. I have a special place in my heart for special needs cats because of him. Like Claire, he lived at the shelter for three years because of his FIV status. Insanity! He is a healthy, perfect boy always ready for a snuggle. Claire is the black kitty in the back. Aren't they beautiful! I'm here to learn more about caring for her. I'm going to post in the health forum for advice. Thank you all for creating this wonderful support community!