Hi Everyone! I’m Tracey - Thank you for the add. I am a member of the Feline Diabetes Facebook group too (so you may have seen me there already) but haven’t had a chance to get on to the forum until now. We live in Melbourne, Australia and have a 14yo semi-longhaired kitty, named ‘Ash', who was diagnosed with diabetes a couple of weeks ago. He has being showing symptoms over the last month…with gradual weight loss being the major sign that something was going on, but also refusing his dry food water consumption and lots of peeing, so we got him to the vet when he lost interest in his dry food (which is not like him at all). I thought he may have had failing kidney due to his age, but was rather surprised to find his blood test results all pointed to diabetes. Our vet ran bloods and urine tests and Ash's BG level came back at 16 (The vet said it should be 7, but I don't know what unit of measurement this is and forgot to ask the vet). Our vet then added a fructosamine test to confirm the raised BG level was not stress-induced. We had a call from the vets the next day, telling us we needed to get Ash back in ASAP to commence immediate insulin therapy. I have a history of animal husbandry from breeding & showing dogs & cats, so giving injections is OK for me to do, but this is our first diabetic kitty, so this has a very quick learning curve for me! I have been reading through various pages, posts and information to get up to speed on treatment, what to expect, side effects to watch out for, etc. and I will post more in the health section about our first 10 days of diabetic-kitty life, as I need some more advice. A huge thanks for the links and help I’ve had so far. After watching YouTube videos about doing home BG tests, the first day of home BG testing wasn't too bad and now Ash knows he needs his tests and is absolutely brilliant to poke and prod! - This coming from a cat who absolutely hates having his nails cut! He purrs the entire time during his BG tests and loves his little heat-sock that I made for his ear. We honestly think he appreciates his extra fuss and his insulin as he automatically goes into ‘loaf-mode’ and waits for his jab when it’s due…..it must be making him feel better too, because roughly two hours later, the old boy starts getting frisky, racing through the house like a goofball and getting into mischief….just like he's a kitten again! Thanks for reading and I look forward to chatting soon, Tracey.