Pepper (14 yrs old) was diagnosed 5 days ago with Diabetes. The vet said she also had crystals in her urine. She prescribed Novolin-N, 1 unit 2x a day. A little background about my girl: At approx. 5 weeks old Pepper showed up in my driveway with a flea collar on, infested with fleas and cold. It was love at first sight with this little fluff ball. I immediately took her in and took her flea collar off, knowing a kitten that young should not have a flea collar on. I bathed her, fed her a tuna fish sandwich and took her to the vet the next day. At the vet visit, I was told approx how old she was. They gave her another bath and we returned a couple weeks later for shots and was told Pepper had worms. About 6 months later, Pepper was spayed. Pepper started getting sick and could not hold down food. She started losing weight. I rushed her to Emergency Vet Clinic in the middle of the night. Pepper had a 5 in long hairball lodged in her small intestine and needed emergency surgery. She recovered great. But, because of the surgery, Pepper could only eat wet food. (Which was fine with me). Pepper has always been on Friskies, wet can food. She usually does well with it. Sometimes she eats too fast and throws it up. She eats a 1/4 of a can 5-6 times a day. Recently, Pepper started drinking alot of water, urinated ALOT! and just laying around like she was sad. She started distancing herself from me, which is NOT like her. She started losing weight too.. I took her to the vet and Diabetes was diagnosed with crystals in her urine. She also has an enzyme in her pancreas that is elevated and a high WBC. They said it could be a parasite or an allergy causing that. She's down to 9 lbs now from 13 lbs. They started her on the insulin and she seems to be doing fine for part of the day. I test her myself with an AlphaTrak meter before her shots. Her BG is high! I did a curve today and was told by another person that I shouldn't be doing one this soon, that I need to wait for her body to get used to the insulin. But, our vet knows I did it today, and said to call her on Monday with the results. 6am BG - 572, fed 1/4 can Friskies Turkey & Giblets Dinner, made sure she didn't throw up and gave 1 unit Novolin-N 8am BG - 398 10am BG - 316, fed 1/4 can Friskies Turkey & Giblets Dinner Noon BG - 410 2 pm BG - 502, fed 1/4 can Friskies Turkey & Giblets Dinner 4 pm BG - 566 6 pm BG - 578, fed 1/4 can Friskies Turkey & Giblets Dinner, made sure she didn't throw up and gave 1 unit Novolin - N. This is so overwhelming, I feel like she is suffering.