My baby, Taylor, is 13, has cancer in his ear (numerous tumors; no treatment); and was just diagnosed on Monday with diabetes. His level was 406; vet gave him ProZinc twice a day - one unit a day. I've switched him from Iams Healthy Adult dry food to Fancy Feast pates. His number this morning was 276 (after three jabs...sigh). This is going to be difficult - I work a full time job AND a part time job. I cannot test during the day, except on weekends. He has been perfectly healthy - except for the cancer diagnosis which he received in February. His blood work was perfect then - the vet couldn't believe he was almost 13 at the time. I boarded him (and his "sister") in late May due to a vacation. I researched and found a place I felt comfortable with - and dropped them off on a Wednesday evening. I left numerous telephone numbers (including a local contact for emergencies since I'd be out of state). I went to pick them up the following Wednesday afternoon...oh, man. They reeked of urine (my cats are SUPER clean) from the boarding area, and she told me THEY HADN'T EATEN. She did not try to coax them with tuna, or anything. Ugh. Got them home, and cleaned. Within a week, both had colds, but recovered within 48-72 hours. They had lost a lot of weight and were shedding like crazy (stress induced). My female kitty, Mary Jane, bounced back quickly. Taylor did not. He continued to lose weight, and started drinking a HUGE amount of water last week, which of course led to excessive urination. I made the appointment for Monday and they kept him all day. I know intellectually that stress probably did not cause the diabetes...but some part of me thinks it had a hand in it. So, now I need to learn a whole new world, which I will gladly do for my baby. I'm keeping an excel spreadsheet, and hope I'm doing it all right. I'm glad I found this place! So much information!!!!