Dear people. This is our presentation, Markies and mom. Markies is a 9 years old cat who was adopted from the PASPCA about 5 years ago. At that time I was living in the US. I am originally from Argentina. We came back to Argentina about 4 ½ years ago. Markeis is a very stressed cat. He usually is scared to people and stress has had a huge impact in his health. About one year ago (April 2014) Markies had a hiperglucemia episode. At that time we went through a very hard time. Due to a bad storm we had a flood in our apartment- That situation lead to maintenance people coming in and out from our apartment, then people inside repairing the roof and Markies simply collapsed. He started with a tonsil problem. I took him to the vet and he received steroids. A lot of issues started at that moment or better said, were identified at that moment (bronchitis, restrictive cardiomiopathy, fatty liver, tonsil problem and high glucose). He was taken to the vet several times since at the very first moment they didn´t check his GC and he was miss diagnosed. He then stopped eating and had to be hospitalized. His blood work was horrible and his high glucose was only considered as a stress episode, so he received only Metformine and was not indicated using any insuline. He was on DKA for some days, stopped eating for 7 days, lost weight (he lost about 4.5 pounds). He was forced to eat by tube and he survived. He was discharged and there was no indication of insuline at all. They even didn´t tell me to check his glucouse. So Markies diabetes went undiagnosed. Eight months after this, we moved from apartment which was again a very stressful situation for Markies. One day I realized he was too hungry, desperate for food and that he lost weight. I took him to the vet and his clucose was very high. They told me he needed to be hospitalized to make a glucose curve to confirm the diagnostic of diabetes, and they did. He was diagnosed with diabetes in January 2015. Since then, I visited many many doctors. None of them know anything about diabetes, not even about how to feed a diabetic cat. He ended being hospitalized in three different places. We had a very tough moment in one of those places. They refused to give him oxygen, he was having breathing problems. I got really mad, wanted to take Markies to another vet and as it was late at night they wouldn´t allow me to take him. I threatened them to call the police and they gave me Markies as if he was a potatoe bag, they took of the IV very rudly causing damage on his leg skin. Fortunately, I took him that night to the place he was hospitalized for more than a week which fortunatelly was an excelent place. He was on DKA, was forced to eat with tube, and he survived again. When all this started in January after some ultrasounds and XR's I discovered that Markies had pulmonary oedema (caused by his heart problem), his pancreas seemed chronically inflamated and he still had fatty liver. He also had (and still has) a bad sore due to a Baytril shot. When all this started, and time passed by, I had to overcome the preasure of eutanasia not only from family members, but also from some vets as I was not able to afford all the cost of his treatment and hospitalizations. I never thought of this option. I started selling personal stuff and searchingo for help all over, through my friends, on the internet, neighbours, etc.. I am still struggling with money but fortunately I was able to receive monetary help from people, including help from Diabetic Cats in Need (DCIN) who created a fundraiser for Markeis. But expenses keep happening and the fight continues. Today Markies glucouse is still uncontrolled (after 3 months of treatment). He was on different types of insuline, since everytime he was hospitalized the clinic used their protocol insuline. He still has that sore opened, he has otitis which required drops with steroids (Im no longer giving him this drops). He is on BARF (and some times, few times dry food). He is on Lantus (3 units) and Corriente (which would be similar to Rapid – U40) to bring back his glucose since he never gets to shot times with good numbers (at shot time he is usually above 400). Some times he vomits (about once a week). Fortunatelly I joined some diabetes groups in facebook who guided me all this time. I really need help from you guys. I am planning to change from Lantus to Levemir since people told me it was great and since Lantus seems not the best for him. We tried one called Novomix but it didn´t work (it´s a mixture between Rapid and long lasting). Today my main concern is the following: - his sore that is still open and doesn´t heal - his liver which blood work showed very bad numbers - his pancreas and possible pain - He has been using antibiotics for months due to his sore, isn´t it bad? - How all this impacts in his glucose. - Everynight he is very very hungry. He demands food desperately. Sorry for the lengh of this presentation!!!