Hi everyone. I'm mom to Akila, a 14.75 year old Egyptian Mau. 3.5 years ago, I was devastated when she got a diagnosis of severe heart disease and was told she probably had about 6-9 months to live. I've spent most days since then wondering if I would find her gone when I get home from work that day, or telling myself THIS time is definitely the last bag of litter I will ever buy for her. Every extra day has been a gift. But in the meantime, my poor kitty (who already had asthma from about age 5) was piling on the meds, and had a mysterious wound on her right paw that we couldn't figure out. Fast forward to today, we still have never gotten the now-diagnosed pemphigus on her paw (an auto-immune disease) under control, and she was taking about 7 different medications 1-2x per day. Then, diabetes. Wow, we just keep wondering how much more she can take and keep on trucking! Just before Thanksgiving, she was diagnosed with a BG of 360-ish and started on 2 units/2x per day of Lantus. Well, 2.5 days later, she went into severe hypoglycemia and nearly died. The vet was giving me "the Talk" to prepare me for her imminent death when the vet tech alerted him that her BG was 20 and he rushed off. Later he came back to give me the Talk again, that while she was no longer convulsing, she may not recover. A few hours later, he told me she had recovered, but she might be blind. And a few hours later she was happily at home eating and getting regular administrations of simple syrup till midnight. And she didn't go blind. So that was my introduction to diabetes in my cat! We are currently on 1/2 unit 2x per day and I just got my glucometer yesterday. She ranged from about 230 right before a meal to about 180 4 hours after meal/injection. Now I'm getting down to the serious business of taking charge of her treatment instead of just passively accepting my vet's advice, and I stumbled upon these forums! I'm looking forward to finding answers to my many questions, as well as questions I didn't know I had!