I took in my sister's cat two years ago due to his issues with vomiting. He was on i/d, but was changed to d/d and has done well since then. He's had multiple issues, one of which was his body overproducing it's own steroid, so this past Halloween he was tested for Cushing's and came up negative. In just under two months after that, he lost almost 2 pounds. Blood tests showed a 43.9 white cell count, so we did a three week course of antibiotics. His white cell count dropped to just over 21, so another three weeks of zenoquin. The third round of blood work showed he is now diabetic (the first was borderline, the second was a white count only) and weighs just at 5 pounds, another pound lost. At this point, he has next to no muscle mass left. He's extremely wobbly and is confined to the spare bedroom so he's not jumping as much and isn't at risk from the other cats getting rowdy. My vet is not a proponent of home testing for diabetes. Smudge goes in 2/15/18 to spend the day being tested. I'm guessing this is to find the baseline he needs, but it's not going to be simple as he doesn't eat a regular amount. His appetite comes and goes. I'm hoping to convince the vet on home testing. I'm 30 minutes away and work a full time job. If there's an emergency with his status, I know I'll need to be able to rectify it myself. I'll pick up his Lantus and syringes today and will be looking to order a glucose meter and strips after our appointment. Don't know if I'll be taught how to test after our discussion or if I'll have to ask here how to do the monitoring. Thanks in advance for any help I may end up needing!