Hi all. Syd is not my first diabetic (he's actually my third sugar cat), but it's been years since I've had one so I'm a newbie all over again. Syd is a 13-yr-old blind brown tabby, indoor only cat, 15lbs. Besides the diabetes, his blood panel is fine. He's a healthy boy. And now I'm dealing with a vet that I strongly disagree with. Syd's blood sugar was 147 in May. I brought him in to see the vet in early December, though, because he was drinking far too much water, and I knew what that probably meant. This time, his blood sugar was 407. I was shocked. So he had me start with Lantus 1 unit, twice daily and wanted Syd switched to a veterinary diet. Instead, I switched Syd to a grain free diet, slowly replacing dry with wet only. Getting closer. But his numbers weren't budging. After A month, I inched his dose up to 1.5 units twice daily. We're now up to 2 units twice a day. I've gotten his numbers down to around 330 range, but they won't budge lower. The vet said it's perfectly fine for Syd to live out the rest of his life in the 300+ range, since sugar cats don't live long anyway. As you might imagine, this upset me greatly. I have gotten previous cats to live happily in the 100-150 range. I strongly believe that allowing Syd to remain in the 300 range is exactly what will shorten his life. But this vet isn't willing to let me increase his dose until I try Syd on a prescription diet for at least two weeks and then run another curve. Unless the vet food (which I have little faith or trust in) works a miracle, I don't expect his numbers will drop. But I said I would try. Meanwhile, I am going to bring Syd in for a follow-up with another doctor and explain my qualms. I've already printed a lot of documentation from catinfo.org and resources found at DCIN. I also have my previous curve records for my last diabetic. Am I on the right track, or should I trust this doctor more?