My cat was diagnosed with diabetes a couple weeks ago. He used to weight 29 pounds. I just kept a bowl out and he ate at will, as did my other 14 year old cat, and an inside-outside cat that is new on the scene. I did not realize he had just about stopped eating because I have three cats that ate from the same bowl, but he had. First trip to the vet showed he had lost 8 pounds and diabetes was discovered. The food from the vet: I do not know where to begin. He will eat a very small portion of the wet purina DM food but would rather perish that eat the dry they sold me. When I went back to the vet for a recheck he had lost over a pound that week. I joined the facebook support group and found out a lot of good info about the prescribed foods, and today went and bought some fancy feast that he seems to like much better. Maybe now I can get him to eat because I feel like he is wasting away before my eyes. The trouble I am having: My cat is used to grazing and eating a bite or two at a time. It is really hard to get him to eating 2 or 3 meals instead of the bite size all day snacking. Does anyone have suggestions to motivate them to eat more at one time. I am feeding three times a day right now. Once at 8 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon, and 9 at night. He ate about half of a can of fancy feast at 3 today but not all.