hi. this forum has so much info, but I'm feeling like I'm drowning in worry and doubt because I've done nothing but watch YouTube videos and read about diabetes in cats. I found out yesterday that my 14 year old tabby has diabetes - this was discovered through a urinalysis after I noticed twice as many clumps in the litter box since last Thursday. I take him to a Cat Hospital rather than a regular get because he gets much better care from someone who specializes in cats, but he still gets stressed out from being in the car and being confined, so, I think much of the work will be left up to me. Today I'm going there to get some training in giving the insulin and generally lasting more about caring for a diabetic cat. He was on Hills KD dry and Wellness Core canned beef, lamb and venison because there was concern that he might eventually develop kidney disease, but the dry food is going to be transitioning out. I got a sample of EVO dry that he loves, and I'll use that for treats or as a snack (are those allowed?) along with the Fancy Feast classic (which he used to get). Last night I got the ReliOn glucometer, test strips and 30 and 33 guage lancets since I know my cat would be easier to test if there is no pain at the very start. So I got the first reading last night of 323 and this morning, a reading of 189 and about 4 hours later it was 396 mg/dl. The testing was easier to do today and I didn't end up pricking myself and he's less concerned about the testing. I really worry about the injections though - I've watched the videos and read comments, but it seems to me that every time I pull up a bit on the hair to lift the skin or try to pinch the skin, he obviously objects, so how can I give the insulin? This is all totally new to me - he's my first cat and he's not a mild -mannered one - I've had no experience with diabetes and I'm so worried about doing something wrong or causing him pain. I'll find out more at the vet today, but right now I'm just a bundle of nerves! I'm glad to have found this forum!