hello! My senior cat was diagnosed with diabetes recently after quite a long haul of not knowing what was wrong with her. My vet tested her blood in the high 400s and switched her diet to wet and dry DM food, which she doesn't mind eating. She had (past tense) two wet food meals a day with each insulin shot (5am 5pm) and I left DM kibble out for her all day which she ate a lot of. She is on Vestulin, at that point 1 unit every 12 hours. Last week, we increased dose to 2units every 12 hours. Not seeing positive results after two curves were done and a fructose was sent out last Friday, my vet told me to stop dry at all costs, and to put her on strict 2x day wet food DM diet only and try not to cheat in between. Omg I thought. So Saturday after this phone call I took the dry away and fed her wet one time that evening, with nothing in between until breakfast the next day. Vet also recommended home testing. Bought a kit. Did a trial Saturday, it was 385 before her feeding and shot, which I attributed to the dry food she ate that day. Sunday was curve day. I tested her before her breakfast, and shot, it was 440. Tested at 9, it was 211. At 1:30 it was 90. At 4:30 before eating and shot, it was 189. Thinking the 440 was a fluke, I tested again Monday before breakfast and shot, it was 200. Never having been worried about hypo before since she was eating dry in between as a natural grazer, taking away that option and feeding her wet 2x and getting those readings makes me nervous. Vet said Monday to retest at end of week, and drop dose to 1 unit if she tests in the low 100s. My cat is not an easy tester so I don't want to test more than necessary, I was thinking 3x that day before each meal and one 6hr in. I am also worried about her hunger! I subconsciously think I am starving her! With numbers like that, am I? At 11am ish she gets hungry then gets over it. At 1-2ish same thing. I have been reading hypo signs and a million postings and freaking myself out. She is alert, not twitching or doing anything strange, except wanting food but when I don't give in she gets over it. I read that people give snacks during the day, but with my going back to work when school year starts, I can't do this nor do I want to start now and and stop get her all mixed up. She weighs appt 7.6lbs and gets 1/4 cup wet food at her meals which she doesn't eat entirely, I leave the bowl for 2 hours after and then take it away where she will visit no more than 2 more times in that period. I read to leave it for no more than 30 to get her accustomed to eating more at each meal, but being a grazer her whole life she doesn't eat large portions, she is a slow eater and I don't see leaving the bowl out for her to revisit a problem. I always make sure she has food for the insulin to work with though. And with her eating again I think she's safe. Any reassurance on any of these matters is appreciative. If I call my vet again I think she will start to bill me per minute!