Hi Everyone, My 7 year old Mr. Peanut was dx with high sugar level diabetes. I had blood work and Urine cultures done and everything else checked out good. No infections no ketones in Urine. Thank heavens. I was free feeding him and at one time he was over 20 lbs. He as since lost weight and is now down to 15lbs. Dr wants him to be at 12lbs. I started to noticed changes in him about 3 months ago then a couple of weeks ago he started having trouble walking on his back paws. I assumed it was the litter that was sticking to his paws and between the pads. We where very diligent with cleaning them out. I started looking online to see what if anything could help him. And the light bulb went off. I took him to the vet this past Sat and after a huge bill. It's diabetes. The Dr. wanted him on insulin right away. But from my research about diabetes that his is high sugar which is Type 2 can be controlled by weight loss and low carb wet food. Dr. wanted to prescribe Lantus and that is over 300 if you are lucky. When I suggested other alternatives she gave me a funny look and dismissed it. But the researcher in me said "No there has to be something out there". Any suggestions?