Hi there I just posted in the newbie section. As this contains health related questions I thought it best to post in here too. So my 7 year old cat Tinka just got diagnosed yesterday with Type 2 Diabetes. I have attached her test results. Not sure if thats just blood work or the urine test results too as she had both tested. All I know is that she has Type 2 diabetes and high ketones. Not sure what all the high's and low's on the test results indicate? Her BG today at the diabetic vet consultation tested either 18 or 15. Vet and vet nurse gave me different results so I'm not sure if its 18 or 15. May have been higher as she was stressed at the vets as she is quite nervous. Vet has recommend starting on a very low dose he said of insulin called Lantus, 1 unit twice daily 12 hours apart. I have to give her first insulin shot in the morning. It is evening here now in Banff, Alberta, Canada, hence why I'm trying to gather info as soon as possible. Vet said low dose 1 unit for now because she is not eating much as she's feeling so poorly. She is quite weak, depressed, likely a bit dehydrated as not drinking much, neuropathy in back legs, high ketones but not emergency case vet said, loss of appetitie, weight loss, hiding under the bed, just not herself at all, won't play etc. Her diet has been pretty low carb the past year with home cooked diet. I only switched to Rayne canned two months ago and thats when she started with all these symptoms and slowly was deteriorating. We had blood and urine tests yest and found out it was diabetes which was a shock as vet gave no indication of that. Vet said the ketones indicate she's probably had it quite some time. Past few days I had to give her something she'd eat as she wouldn't eat barely anything home cooked, tried some raw which she wouldn't eat too and she's gone off the Rayne canned. Vet gave her Royal canine hypallergenic which I did not like but she ate it, not that much, but more than she has in days. This is not a low carb diet though and vet said I need to find something else. Thankfully she didn't suggest Hills w/d as she has a chicken allergy as my understanding is that its not that low carb anyways. Can anyone recommend which canned foods are best? Tonight I gave her Instinct 95% meat, the venison one and she ate it which I'm so pleased about. Still less than she would normally would. I plan to give her a bit more before bed and for breakfast and lunch tomorrow then switch to a different flavour but same type. She ate one can of the Royal canine hypallergic in total from yesterday till lunch today. I know its not low carb but not sure how high carbs were? Now she eating lower carbs. Prior to that she was mostly on canned salmon and home cooked pork so that was pretty low carb, high protein too. She was on some Rayne kanagaroo maintainance last week and for past month which was not low carb. Should I stick with the 1 unit of insulin vet recommended for first dose tomorrow and going forward? Vet said to only test BG 6 hrs after but I'm assuming I should test before. Would I need to lower insulin all if her BG is less than 15/18? As she's had a little less carbs tonight and tomorrow morn then she did yesterday and this morn before she had her BG tested. But as mentioned past week has been pretty low carb just not yesterday and this morn. Just want to get our Tinka feeling better and well again! She is on 1/8 steroid for skin issues so planning to wean her off that once she stabilises. Thanks for all the help!! A bit of further background info: She has been poorly for about a month slowly getting worse. First I thought she was just being picky about food changes and had lost weight from being on a lean Rayne rabbit diagnostic food no vitamins or minerals for a month, but then noticed her back legs lower and walking strangely (found out today this neuropathy), loss of appetite which is very uncharacteristic, she usually loves food and is food movtivated. I have been unable to get her to eat her usual home cooked foods on Hilary's diet recipes like pork, salmon etc. I believe she has had diabetes quite a while as she was overweight past 6 years and 5 of which she was on kibble. I switched her to home cooked a year ago and she was doing fine. The only noted health issues we have had the past 7 years has been skin issues - stratching, ithcying, licking and biting her skin especially more recently her left side of her face and ears. Vets just treated with steroids a few times a year which I did not like but she ripped her skin off so I didn't know what else to do. The latest holistic vet thought its food allergies so we have been doing a novel home cooked diet. She is still on steroids, a low dose of 1/8 per day. She scratches a little on this but not much. We will try to wean her off completely. Hoping with all the new foods that she doesn't flare up again as we can't reach for steroids like we have in the past. So much to learn!!