My cat Beast was recently diagnosed. I'm disappointed I didn't know that dandruff was a symptom of diabetes or I would have taken him in sooner. I thought it was just poor quality food so I switched him to grain free. I have now started switching him to Friskies pate can. He had no noticeable weight loss or gain, but he did have increased thirst and urine output. As I have two cats I wasn't sure which had the issue as my 16 year old spayed female was also drinking more. I took her first as she is easier to handle. She had a UTI, now cleared, but the urine output was the same so I knew it had to be Beast. He is a large cat - needed 2 xray plates to show everything and is 14 lbs. He has always measured 13.5 on home scales. He also had a UTI due to the glucose crystals. The vet prescribed him antibiotics and vetsulin (u-40 - 3 units - 2x). His blood tested at 571. Unfortunately when I mentioned getting a home monitor to test him, the front desk lady said they do not recommend that. They want him in next week to do a glucose curve. I don't mind him getting the curve, but I will be getting a meter at home. I am trying to switch them both to wet food 100% and I don't want him to go into a coma. I have given him one injection so far. It went well I think. He did not run away or cry or fight and was loving after. They tried to sell me syringes (100 for $75) I said I'd look around. They gave me 10 complimentary. They also charged me $75 for the vetsulin and I see you can get it at chewy and Petco for around $50 as long as you have a prescription. Do vets easily give up profit like that? I've been looking through all of the links here. Is there a website people like to go to shop that doesn't break the bank? With his testing, x-rays and first round of meds I am already out $600.