My 12 1/2 year old bobtail boy, Nimr, was just diagnosed a few days ago. I have been unable to bring him home yet, as his blood sugar keeps going over 600, even with insulin. I already picked up his prescription for Humilin N, but just read on this page that is not good. My vet also said that human glucometers and ear pricking for glucose were not reliable. I am really worried about dosing him without testing at home - especially in the first few weeks. Two days before his diagnosis, one of our other cats was diagnosed with bone cancer and facing amputation. At least they get to keep each other company while hospitalized. Our dog was just diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her paw and was just released after 2 amputations. Feeling a bit overwhelmed here!