Hello all, and thank you for a wonderful site dealing with a difficult, but manageable situation. My kitty, Buddy, about six months back started exhibiting greater need for water. I am diabetic myself so I quickly realized what may have been happening, so I took my Buddy in for an examination and it came back that he was indeed diabetic. So, I am now giving him his daily shots of ProZinc, and also taking glucose levels to see how he is doing. I feed him half a can of wet in the morning and half in the evening, Friskies, various brands. I tried getting them (Buddy and his sister Boo) to go to the pate' over the shreds/meaty bits, due to the carb count in the other gravy based blends, trying to reduce his carb count. I also give them a fixed amount of high quality, dry to graze on. With this, and giving him after starting at 1 unit, I now give him 3 units of ProZinc twice daily, 4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon, right after he eats. My glucose curves are showing me, especially right before meal time that his blood sugar is in the 250 to 290 range. My vet wants me to go up to 3.5 units, and I will starting today. I am really trying to get him to the 150 zone in an attempt to get him to go into remission. My question to you all is, what, from your experience do your glucose curves look like and what should I be looking for at different intervals in the 12 hour period? AS I get closer to the 100's of course I am worried of him crashing. I keep kayro syrup around just in case. A lot of the above I learned here from this site and I am in deep appreciation to you all, and the wonderful people posting "how-too's" on Youtube when it comes to testing your kitty. I am also testing him with the One Touch Verio meter and strips. From all of your experience, how much of a difference have you seen between it and the ones recommended for cats? I borrowed the one my vet had and did a side by side test, and found the difference in readings to be not that great. In addition, I found the one made for animals to appear cheaply made, and I did not have all that confidence in it. So if my Buddy is reading at a count of 250 on the meter designed for human blood, should I be worried about it actually being a lower or higher count? Again, my thanks to you all, and may all your kitties be well and happy.