Our cat Mimi has been newly diagnosed with diabetes. The vet recommended starting off with a diet change -- 3 cans of Fancy Feast classics per day-- and then checking her BG levels again in a few weeks and starting her on Lantus at that time. She was previously eating a can and a half of Fancy Feast per day, but we had also supplemented her diet with dry food. Unfortunately, Mimi isn't tolerating the diet change very well. She's used to free feeding to some extent (we generally gave her some dry food right before bed so she could nibble throughout the night). Now that she's getting meals at fixed times, she's constantly acting hungry and seems to have anxiety about whether or not we'll feed her enough. She sleeps only for short intervals at night, and then wakes up to meow at me, tap my arm, or climb all over me to beg for food. This has been extremely exhausting. Several nights ago, she literally woke me up every 20-30 minutes, and last night, I was up dealing with her 5-6 times. I've tried spraying her with a water bottle, but she just runs off and then comes right back. Even when I keep the bedroom door shut and try not to allow her in, she climbs up the door and meows relentlessly. It's gotten to the point where I've become extremely sleep deprived and have trouble functioning during the day. I was advised to divide her cans into small meals to keep her BG levels more steady, so she's been eating a half can every 4 hours. This accounts for the recommended caloric intake for a cat of her size, but she still seems to think she's starving. The vet mentioned that Lantus is about $200, and in addition, it sounds like she'll need to be seen once again to have her BG levels tested before we can get the script (so that will involve even more fees). My husband was recently laid off, and we just spent out quite a bit of money on diagnostics, so it may be a couple of weeks before we can afford to fill her script. I'm hoping the insulin will help with this behavior, but in the meantime, is there anything I can do to ensure that we (including Mimi) can actually get some sleep? I've thought about temporarily increasing her food intake for the time being, because I read elsewhere on these forums that unregulated diabetic cats may need more calories. We've gotten her to be more active recently, and she is no longer overweight, but I'm worried that increasing her food intake could make her BG levels go higher. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!