Hello, Back in the beginning of October I came on here acting like an idiot even after having had a diabetic cat on this board for years. Then after much discussion and people trying to make me understand about insulin etc I finally understood what you all meant about cost and dosage I found out Oreo Joe wasn't diabetic. Home BS tests were around normal and our Vet did Hypothyroid tests and he was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Put on medication and started to get better. Had a 6 week check with blood work at 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM and they showed he was doing better. Around the 18th of December he stopped eating his most loved treat of raw chicken breast and then stopped asking for his little crunchy treat and on Friday 22nd he didn't eat much. He refused food Sat thru today at 4pm. Trying to get him to take any food from me, including popping small amounts in his mouth didn't work. 1st appointment today was 1:45. Physical done, he laid there like a black puddle. Normal temp but blood work showed a really high BS now and long term. I don't know or really understand metric even though I have lived in Sweden 30 years. As a nurse in America way back when, I didn't learn metric. My cat Cessan that was diabetic here went off insulin the day I started her on the correct food and she never needed it again. I am not sure how to write out what the blood work was So I will put US and then Metric umol/L Glucose 372.6 ..... 20.7 ALP 62.3 ..... 3.46 T4 1476 ..... 82 GPT 86.6 ..... 4.81 Cre 2682.0 ..... 149 Long term FRA 7974.0 ..... 443 Oreo was given a shot to calm stomach and make him hungry at about 2:30 and while he has been to the water fountain several times in the hour we have been home he looks in his food dish, licks his lips and shakes his foot and walks away. Dr. said that starting his insulin as soon as he ate something and then decided 8pm would be good so I wasn't up at 5 AM to give insulin. I know I will need to get food in him before the shot but how much do I need to "shovel in?" He is a big cat he was almost 16 pounds ( he has battled weight since we adopted him.) Had lost some but started to gain in the fall. At the vets today he was 14 pounds. The vet ordered Prozinc 1½ Units every 12 hours. Now I remember I am to test, food and shot correct? She said if his BS was low I had to get food on board first, I knew that but I am not sure when not to shoot or do I see food is on board then give anyway. In the past years I have forgotten more than I remember from this board. I have a chronic illness and it makes it hard to always understand what to do or remember things. She told me to do a curve in 3 days. Seemed soon but I said ok. I remember back before we had a cat insulin cats were on Lantus and it started at ½ unit. She assured me that with ProZinc 1½ units was the correct dosage. I like her and trust her and unlike a few years back she knew what food he should have etc. Before I went through 5 vets who wanted to put her down, leave her go until she had to be put down or ordered 6½ units caninsulin on this skinny little female cat of maybe 5 pounds saying that it was just for pets and very very weak. Darn near killed her. I really need to know I am not screwing up. Oreo is 6½ to 7 years old fed dry food for 2½ years and lived in a cage for 2 years of that time. He has been on a diabetic diet since Spring of 2013 when we brought him home. He is laying on the floor on a rug with the water fountain and food dish of his chicken pate', but his back is to them both. Like he wants to be near them in case he gets hungry but can't stand looking at it now. Any advice on what I need to think of would help. I will be asking for help with the spread sheet as I can't even find them! Thank you all for being here. Once I get in a routine I should do ok. Just need to get pushed in the right direction. His Thyroid med has been stopped.