my name is Melissa and my cat is Baby Cat. He is 14 and we have had him since he was five weeks old. He was diagnosed last summer with diabetes and put on insulin. We have done a fantastic job of properly caring for him. About 2 months ago, we adopted a rescue pup. Circumstances prevented us from being able to slowly acclimate him to our cats. Right about this time, BC got anew bottle of insulin. Not long after, he started crying in the night and asking for the bath tub water to be turned on, so I took him to have a BG check at the vet. It was over 700. Over the course of the next weeks, we could not stabilize him, and his insulin dose went from six to 15. I asked the vet if it could be the insulin and he was adamant that it could not. I asked if it could be the stress of the dog moving in and he said no. About a week ago, I opened a fresh bottle of insulin. Last night, at two AM, I heard a crash in the kitchen and he started howling. My son made it to him first and he had pooped himself in the bed, his neck was stiff and he was still responsive but acting blind. I grabbed the Karo and drew up about 2 ML and started giving it to him. While I was doing that, my son put some in a dish and added a tsp of water or so to thin it out so we could easily draw it up. I got him wrapped in a towel, cleaned up, etc while still administering the Karo. Soon, he started to be quiet and lightly purr so I kept fussing over him. After about an hour and a half, I curled up in the recliner with him in my arms and we dozed till five, when he got up, used the box, ate and demanded the tub water be turned on. He's been tired and seem exhausted all day today. At six tonight, we will see our vet. I'm hoping to find what I need here to just start treating him myself. He is really fat and the doc says I should not try to feed him any differently. But from what I know of insulin in humans, the more you take, the more weight you can gain, then the more you need to take. Does it work that way in cats? Is there hope for him? He is such a great kitty. Special needs are nothing new to me. My son is autistic, our dog has a liver shunt, so I understand the importance of schedules and special diets. I just need some hands to guide me to the right way to manage Baby Cat's diabetes with maybe less involvement from our vet, who saved his life and I adore and respect. There just has to be a better way. This is the first low he has had since diagnosis. Thanks for listening. I'm about to head out to have his sugars checked and find out what Doc thinks we should do.