Hello!!! My name is Kim. I have a 9 year old cat who was diagnosed with diabetes in Aug 2010. It has been a wild ride since then. He is on Novolin N insulin (which I have read is not the best) and he has ranged from .5-3.5 units twice a day during this 5 year period. It seems that he is sick with something else every six months and usually the vet doesn't know what is wrong with him. This time I had full blood work and a urine test done. They said he has a UTI which the vet says was caused by having too much glucose in his urine for too long. While looking to find a new home for Pete through DCIN I was informed of a few things. First, the insulin I am using is not the best. Second, he will do much better if he is a on a high protein low carb wet food diet. Third, it is easy to test his blood sugar at home and will help him get regulated. The vet insisted that I needed to put him on a prescription diet but I told her that I have read that it is not necessary and that I cannot afford it. I asked her what the benefit was and she said high protein and low slow releasing carbs. So I told her that I would find a food with high protein and low carbs. She also had me move his shot from 3 to 3.5 on the same day as changing his diet which from everything I read sounded like a bad idea but I did it anyway. So here I am, 4 days after switching him to Friskies canned pates with 7-8% calories from carbs (hopefully I said that correctly). I just did his first glucose test today which was as easy (actually even easier) than everyone said it would be (the hardest part was sliding my card to purchase the equipment at the pharmacy). Since last night he seems a little more lethargic then usual. Today I fed him at 730 and gave him 3.5 units at 750. I tested him at 1:45 and he was at 54. When I brought him to the vet on Monday at the same time he was at 344. Now I am wondering.... what do I do next? I started a spreadsheet which should be in my signature.