Hi! My name is Marcel, from France, and my cat Pep (male, castrated, 9 y.o.) has been diagnosed with diabetes a week ago. He is an indoor cat, weights 5,3 kg. Not VERY fat, but he may loose 400 to 800 grams to be in his "natural" shape. In regards to water, he has always been a good drinker (!), since he was a baby; demands nice and fresh water, and enjoys drinking it. The story: Pep was down and weak, had been 2 or 3 weeks like that, and urinating more than usual (15 to 25 % more). We took him to the vet and run some tests. Instant glucose: 450 (but very, very stressed), and a couple of days later we got the fructosamine in 820. The same day we scheduled a full day in the vet to make a glucose curve and determine insuline, etc... BUT... We did our research, we checked the food Pep has been eating for 8 years, and we found some interesting points, we can summarize as: he has been eating high carbs "cat-cookies", allways-open-buffet style for his whole life. Yes, we feel now very sorry and guilty, but we cant´change the past. Now we are focusing in the future. The same day we changed to a full raw diet (following the amazing info in http://catinfo.org/, among other sources). Some points so far: -the effect was immediate: after the first "real" meal (of his life?), the cat started to move more, be more awake and jumpy. This improvement continues day by day. -he just loved the raw diet, no transition at all; and he eats less -somehow smaller, more compat and "nicer" poop -two days later, he looked like new again, with more energy; this tendence continues -we are checking every day his BG at home (human meter), now ranging from 230 to 280 deppending on how much time ago he had his meal, and going down (paws crossed; we will have a clear idea of the curve in some days) We decided to give him -and his pancreas and liver- some weeks to adapt to the low (almost null, really) carbs raw diet, and see how his sugar level goes, before we start with insulin. Monday I will discuss next steps with his vet, and see if en 2 to 4 weeks we make the full testing again. Of course, if we see too high or too low glucose levels or any other unusual signs, we will take immediate action. Luckily I work from home and I can check on him all day, play around, check the pee, food, etc... I will be posting his improvements here, for reference, and to share with this great community. Cheers!