Hi, I just got the call from the vet this afternoon, confirming that, Tiggy, my 15 yr old kitty, has diabetes now..(on top of the asthma he has had since he was a baby kitten). Yes, he is a bit overweight, as he loves his treats and his food, but finding out that his blood glucose levels were at 410 today was quite a shock. I just recently noticed that he has been drinking more water and peeing more than usual, which is why I took him to the vet. I'm scheduled to get trained tomorrow at the vets to learn to give Tiggy his insulin shots. I've also read the info on this site regarding using a glucose monitor, which I will be getting, along with monitoring his BG levels, and changing his diet. The vet recommended the canned Purina DM. I did read a couple of posts where others stated something about using another alternative less expensive canned food, which would be great. Right now, I'm just overwhelmed and freaking out. And here I thought having to deal with his asthma was bad. Oh my!