Hey all! Back again with a little rant and looking for some opinions. Effy was diagnosed 10/14/17 and bg was at 470. I switched from purina dm (vet prescribed food) to ff classics once I read the purina dm wasn't that low in carbs and was constantly giving him diarrhea. Effy has never had normal solid poops the whole 4 years i've had him. I switched him to ff classics pate and he has completely normal solid perfect poops and it's amazing, only time the bad poops come back is if I give him anything with liver in it so at least that's settled now. Anyway, the past month after the new diet he's been steady between the 230-270's and has been fine. Energetic, running around and playing with his sister, just a total normal happy cat. I slipped up and left a plate of my left over sloppy joe on the coffee table and he jumped up and ate all that was left on my plate and had bad poops again, mix that with me giving him a few cans of the seafood flavored ff classics to see if he could tolerate sea food since it's more low carb than the chickens and turkeys, and it was bad poops for a week. That whole week his tummy was messed up he was testing around 330-440, so I called and made an appt to hopefully start insulin since I assumed the diet change is just not enough. It's been over a month that he's been diagnosed and my vet still does not want to start insulin. Though he estimated me for an all day glucose curve test, and checked his bg while we were there. He tested 315 at the vet today an hour ago. Vet wants me to start testing multiple times a day to get a good idea on how he fluctuates throughout the day/week but still didn't say anything about when he would like to start insulin...... Is that weird to you guys? Have any of you waited this long to start insulin? Did everything end up okay? Have any of you went into remission with diet alone, how long did that take for your kitty? I know all cats are different but I'm curious to see if this has happened to and worked for anyone else on here. Just trying to understand why my vet is so adamant on just treating this with diet alone. It kind of eases my mind on the possibility of only wanting my money by instantly giving me insulin. I know the last post I made on here I told you guys he made that nasty comment on putting him down vs starting insulin... But he's been calling me weekly to check up on us, and has been genuinely like, talking to me while i'm there but it just seems like he doesn't think this is that big of a deal... I want to get a second opinion but I'm SO awkward that I'm scared to have the second vet call up my current vet for Effy's paperwork and then leave my current vet thinking I don't trust him or his opinion. I know it's on me to do what I feel is best but I'm still so paranoid! I'm most likely calling our previous vet tomorrow to go in for a second opinion. Part of me thinks since I'm so young my current vet is just assuming I can't afford the insulin and is trying to do me a favor by trying everything else first... But money is not an issue here. I don't know, just wondering if anyone else has been in this situation and what you did. Did you go somewhere else and get the insulin or did you take a leap of faith and keep on going with the diet. What was the end result? I know this is me and my cat and nothing will be the same for others but what is your opinion, do you think I should push for insulin or wait it out? I don't want him to be high for so long that he ends up going blind or something else happens. I know 300-400 isn't the HIGHEST people have seen on here but I'm so new to this I don't know what I should really do here. Thoughts? Is there any other food that is better and lower in carbs than ff classics pate? The absolute highest he tested during that week he wasn't feeling good was 434, is that super high, should I be worried if he won't go below the 300's after this? Is it normal to HAVE to do a glucose curve to start insulin? I'm just confused on how he's treating others who don't home test like I do since he never actually suggested that I start home testing, he was actually surprised when I told him that I started the same week he was diagnosed. This isn't an all animal vet, it's a straight up cat hospital with many other diabetics there... I feel like I should calm down and stop second guessing him but I don't know. In all honesty I would love to avoid insulin all together but does that ever truly work?