Hi everyone, So happy to have found this site and its wealth of information! My cat, Sweet Pea, is 9 and was diagnosed two weeks ago. Her glucose was around 300 at the vet, and her fructosamine was high and there was sugar in her urine. Sorry I don't have more specific numbers. Dr. put her on 1 unit of Vetsulin twice a day. Since then I have found this board and have learned SO MUCH! Thank you for that! I ordered a blood glucose monitor (went with the Alpha Trak 2 though I know most of you use human ones). It arrived today. She's on day 10 of insulin, and since she was 300 at the vet, I expected a similar or lower number today. I did the first test and it was 481!!! I was shocked! I know one number is meaningless, and I intend to start monitoring, but why would the number be so high? She is scheduled for a curve on Friday at the vet, but I wanted to do my own at first to have something to compare it to. She is eating Purina DM dry (I know, I know!! She's a dry food addict who won't even look at wet!). I am hoping to transition her to wet but got the monitor so I can do it safely. It's an uphill battle for sure. Anyway, I was hoping for any insight into the high reading I got. Anyone have a similar experience at the beginning? ETA- She had her dose at 9:00am and I did the test at 5:15 pm.