Broomhilda was diagnosed 2/2/2015 I got Broomhilda 2 years ago from the animal shelter. They believe she was around 4 years old at that time, they can't be sure. So She is approximately 6 years old now. She began having problems about 2 months ago. She quit using her litter box and had a really bad dry skin problem. She even began to act lethargic , not at all herself. I took her to the vet and asked for blood work. She was not diabetic at the time but needed a cortisone shot for her dry skin and antibiotics for a UTI. Two weeks later She began to drink three times the water She normally consumed. She also stopped using her litter box again. Once again I took her to the vet and explained my concern and asked for a urine sample to be examined. She was diagnosed with diabetes! I myself am a type 1 diabetic and I take Lantus which is what they wanted to put her on. They told me I can use my insulin and to immediately start giving her 1 unit twice a day. A close friend at work who owns several cats referred me to this site. She was concerned that the vet did not inform me to check her insulin levels before giving her insulin. They had told me I could not use my glucose meter to check her , that I needed to purchase a pet meter. After 2 days of being frustrated trying to get her blood glucose readings , which was a total failure. I learned from some of your videos and my friend to use Vaseline on her ear first. Her having black hair was making it hard to find the blood. Thankfully this worked very successfully. However it is a Sunday and I'am a bit worried She is not getting enough insulin. She tested at 256 this morning and 362 this evening. That's seems very high. I am not sure if I should treat her the same as I would treat myself. Also I know the signs of hyperglycemia but is corn syrup the best thing to give them? My vet wants me to bring Her in at 9am in the morning for a curve. But after everything I have read that seems illogical. Pets stress at the vets office especially an all day event, which will increase Her insulin levels. I'am not gonna allow this and do my own curve now that I know how to do Her glucose readings. Also I'am wondering about her food. She is very picky and refuses to eat wet food. I have tried at least 30 brands. She loves her dry Spot's Stew chicken. This was a very healthy brand I found after I realized She is allergic to grains. I would imagine dry food has more carbs then wet. But how do you change a picky eating felines mind? I also tried to get her to eat grain free treats, She wont have them! She gives me that look, turns Her nose up and walks away. With the insulin shots and glucose readings It's been one of my ruses. I have heard that steroid shots can make cats diabetic and I'am not sure if this is true. Has anyone else seen this happen? Do they remain diabetic or can it go away?