Night before last Kitty had a big drop in a couple of hours..covered in previous post. I was somewhat confused by the information on feeding and food. The hypo instructions say sugary syrupy spikes system faster but doesn't last as long. Food with HC keeps bg elevated longer "so it's a better food to give during a hypo event". I assume they mean after getting the first kick of the sugar in to stop the drop. All this makes sense but it leads me to have additional questions on normal feeding routines/food. 1.What kind of food hits the system fastest? Wet LC? or just wet in general? or is dry HC the same except that a cat has to chew it up? It seems like I read somewhere that that dry food took longer to break down no matter what the carb content is? This is why the "gravy" from MC gravy style food is faster to get into the system? but is shorter in duration. OK 2. Other than the hydration issue why would LC/NC canned or wet food be any better or different than LC/NC dry food? If wet hits the system faster and the body uses it up faster it means more feedings per day and also more fluctuations? BUT this is presumed to be more beneficial to a cat because it mimics the natural habits of a cat? Right? 3. If I'm only giving vetsulin 1x daily wouldn't it make sense to feed something that entered the body slower w/more carbs? Feeding the W/D early in the day when giving shot? or later in the day to carry through the last 12 hours with no insulin? My confusion comes from the dry food then having more carbs but if it's breaking down slower aren't those carbs entering system more evenly and slower? All of this assuming the cat is getting enough hydration aside from food. This seems to fit with my Vet's reasoning for using the HC dry w/d. The cat can eat more and feel full for longer and because the carbs are entering system slower and she gets a more even source of energy thru the day? This may not be as "natural" but if the cat's body is functioning this way does it make a difference? As long as the HC food also has HP. Some of my confusion I think comes from all the diets I have been on and knowing how sugar/carbs affect me and assuming HP works in a cat the same as it does a human? Sorry to be so anal (confused) about all this. There is so much to absorb and adjust to figure out the best way to have my girl happy and healthy. Wish they could figure out how to turn the clock back.