Years ago I had a diabetic kitty. Since she passed away some 4yrs. ago I have been fostering cats. I had found Feline Diabetes at the time very, very helpful. Tonight I was called to the shelter to pick up Atlas. He is a diabetic kitty who has been severely neglected. He is so thin that shots must be given between his shoulder blades or you might hit a bone. The shelter vet has him on N. I know N is a fast acting insulin, but for a shelter situation it is inexpensive. He is on only 1 unit BID. He doesn't go for a BG curve until next week. Of course I know to test before shots and even how to do the BG curve etc. I am concerned with his extremely poor condition of forcing more stress onto him. That is part of the reason they wanted him out of the shelter situation and into foster care. He disposition is very friendly, purrs and seems very loving. His fur still is matted even though he has been shaved in several locations. I want to try to gently brush him etc., but tonight we're just getting to know each other. I am hoping when he goes for his BG curve that maybe he will get a lion cut. The vet tech at the shelter says he has been doing much better since starting the insulin. They have not changed his foods yet and I am rolling with the punches on that for this week. We just did our first shot. I've forgotten how hard it is to read the syringes... He accepted the shot without a fuss. I suspect I should be able to get him on a monitoring schedule fairly easily. Right now I am just reaching out for another friend. Looking at him, my heart just breaks.