Hello I'm new here on this site as well as being a care giver to a diabetic cat. I have a 10 year old male cat that was diagnosed with diabetes on 12/6/2017. When I first found out he had diabetes I couldn't afford his meds. Do I looked online for some help. I came across this natural stuff that I'd liquid drops that u give your cat twice a day. While he was on the drops he was also eating diabetic cat dry food that I got from the vet. He was on the natural drops until a week ago when I finally got him his lantus insulin that the vet gave me. I just started him on the lantus 5 days ago. When he was diagnosed with diabetes his numbers were around 450. While in the drops an diabetic food he went down to 330. However I knew this was still to high so i started him on the lantus the minute I had the money. I have a bad back and I'm on disability so I live on a fixed income. So like I said now he has been on the lantus for 5 days and today just to see where he was at with his levels I decided to curve him. I only checked him once 4 hours after I gave him his shot and his numbers are higher now I got a 433. I should also mention that he ran out of his diabetic food. So I started looking online to see what other foods he could eat. I have read that wet food would be better for him. I have tried an still continue to try to get him to eat wet food but he doesn't seem to want to eat it. Every now an then I can get him to eat a little of it. I came across a site that said orijen dry cat food was good so I bought s bag of that which he seems to like. I also read that the diabetic food was nothing special. The orijen dry food isn't much cheeper then the diabetic food. Maybe I get two pounds more with the orijen food compared to the diabetic food. But the vets office is about an hour away from my house where I can get the orijen food at the pet agree near my house. I don't understand why I'm getting higher numbers on his count. Am I not doing something right?? My cat is named Nemo he is 10. At one point before his diabetes he weighed 22 pounds. I noticed he was losein weight that's why I took him to the vet. When I did they weighed him an he was down to 15 pounds. They took s blood sample and that's when we found out he has diabetes. I haven't done his every two hour curve yet because he has only been on the lantus for 5 days. The vet said to have him on it for 7 to 10 days an then do the curve an give her the numbers. He is on 1 unit twice a day. Is it normal for him to have higher numbers when he did on the natural drops?? Am I doing something wrong?? Need all the help I can get. He is to young and I don't want to lose him. The little guy is my everything. I would do anything for him even if I have to go without. I have no kids so he is my kid do to speak. I don't want him to suffer either so I feel so bad for him. Also when I curve him I use the relion prime from Walmart. So any information anyone can give me would help. I have read so much stuff online I don't know what's what. Thanks in advance for helping me out. I look forward to reading all the suggested advice.