My cat Diamond was diagnosed yesterday as diabetic. He is currently at the vet so they could test his urine for sugar. I get to pick him up this afternoon. They will go over giving the insulin to him. I haven't decided which insulin would be best. I brought up home testing. I'm afraid I won't get adequate support or info on doing that. I'm sure they are going to push some crap prescription diet. I've never been able to get good advise on how to get my big boy to loose weight. He is currently 23 pounds (down from 27). He is a very big guy and should probably be around 18 pounds. I just put everyone on a strictly canned diet. I'm concerned with him loosing weight to fast and managing his diabetes. I'm glad I found this sight. Looking forward to digging in and gaining some knowledge.