Hi we are wendy & john from the Uk, our Siamese "Cracker" 7 yrs was diagnosed with diabetes last week & we are devastated to say the least, he also suffers from Asthma. Over the last few days we have swung like a pendulum, between trying to treat him & putting him to sleep. This evening after finding this forum, we have made the decision to keep him & try our best to beat the diabetes. His favourite food for many years has been Iams dry food & after much reading up we are now of the opinion that this diet may have contributed to this. We are planning to visit our vet tomorrow & hopefully start a course of insulin, we are also looking to obtain a supply of Hills/ Royal Canin diabetes food. What I would like to know is regarding a glucose monitor, I understand that a monitor for humans is much cheaper, but the numbering is different to a special feline monitor. Can anyone advise me what the difference is & how do we convert this numbering. Very grateful for any advice.