About a month ago we noticed our cat Angel was drinking/urinating more frequently. Busy schedules and other financial obstacles ended up getting in the way until I saw her walking weird. I immediately called the vet and made an appointment and shortly after she was diagnosed with diabetes. It's been 1 month now and I haven't seen much of an improvement at all. - Angel will be 14 in June. - She was 11.5lbs at her vet appointment but I think she might have gained a little since. - Her appetite is completely normal. She has always been a good eater. - Upon diagnosis we put her on a new diet. She eats canned food that is 10% or less carbs. She gets about 6oz a day. Either 1 big can split in 2 meals or 2 small cans split in 2 meals. She also free feeds the prescription food Purina DM. Yes, I know this isn't great. But we have another cat that is healthy and will not eat wet food. We have tried extremely hard to get him switched over to a wet food diet so we could completely remove the dry food but we can't. He has gone on hunger strikes up to 2.5 days more than once. Angel doesn't eat a whole lot of the dry food but because it's acceptable to give a non diabetic cat, we had to compromise. - Angel is on Vetsulin. This is what the vet started her on. The day she was diagnosed I immediately started doing my research and came across Lantus. Because of the price we decided to try Vetsulin first and see how that goes and if need be, switch to Lantus at a later date. -Angel definitely has neuropathy in her hind legs. It breaks my heart because I can't ask her if she's in pain even though I know she probably is. So questions: Has anyone tried Gabapentin to help with this? Or B-12 shots? Or Zobaline? Any good results? The vet said I would have to bring her in for a B-12 injection. What dose should she be started on? So now the most frustrating of all... I just bought the 2nd bottle of Vetsulin today and I immediately regretted my decision afterwards. I don't know if this insulin is right for her or is working for her. - I test her blood glucose at home with a meter that the vet sold me. Tomorrow I'm going to walmart to pick up a human meter because the supplies are so much cheaper. So with the human reader how to I translate it into cat glucose levels? Here are her readings. Terrible I know. I'm at a loss. (I give her shots at 7:30am and 7:30pm on the dot every day). 1 unit 2x's a day March 3: 3pm 203 1 unit 2x's a day March 6: 9pm 453 2 units 2x's a day March 17th: 4pm 386 3 units 2x's a day March 20: 4pm 361 3 units 2x's a day March 22: 2pm 348 4 units 2x's a day March 25: 3pm 481 & 7pm 532 4 units 2x's a day March 26: 8pm 447 4 units 2x's a day March 27: 1:30pm 94 & 5:30pm 522 Am I crazy or does this not seem right? This afternoon we gave her syrup because of such a low number and then several hours later it shot right back up. I want to keep telling myself that this will take time for her body to be regulated but my gut is saying we need to try another approach. Does anyone have any advice for me? Nice to meet everyone by the way! I'm so glad I found this community.