Hello! I'm Mandi, and also happen to be the shelter manager of an SPCA who somewhat recently received an owner-surrendered cat with diabetes. In my ten years experience at the shelter, this is our first diabetic! This forum and one other have been extremely helpful with critical info, MUCH more helpful than our own vet, and I wished I'd found you sooner. The kitty is a 10-year-old male named Rusty. He's sweet as pie but a bit sassy for injections and testing (although he tolerates it well enough). When he was surrendered, the owner's current treatment was 12u's of Humulin N BID and his diet was dry Purina Cat Chow. After a visit with our vet, he was skeptical about the amount and type of Insulin being used and was concerned about the diet. He suggested we gradually switch Rusty to Science Diet DM, lower his Insulin to 10u's, BID and test before each dose. In place of Science Diet DM (because that's garbage), we want to start him on wet food (Nulo is the brand we have) and a small amount of Acana dry cat (because he's one of those dry cat food lovers). Eventually want to get him completely off the dry. I know that if we do this, we must lower his insulin dose significantly. We would also like to switch his Insulin to PZI. I know that all these changes will need to be done very carefully, one at a time, with lots of testing. I'm hoping to get some advice from you all as we go! We want to get Rusty to better managed place in his diabetic life and hopefully find him a home! Looking forward to meeting you all.