Hello. Poncho is 14 1/2 neutered male Tabby I've had since I rescued his litter at 3 weeks old. His food has been mostly premium dry food with a spoonful of wet x2 daily and he has been a grazing cat. I took Poncho in due to little appetite and rapid weight loss and the sniffles. I noticed this right after my oldest cat, who he was close to, died of old age Jan 1.....and like an idiot I thought he was grieving. He was diagnosed diabetic with possible pancreatitis. Since diagnosis his appetite was a problem but was immediately switched to canned food. Starting out he was put on IV fluids for 1 1/2 days and sent home with Prozinc @ 1 1/2 units x 2 daily. Unfortunately I was never made aware that a certain food he had a taste for was never sent home with him and I struggled to feed him for 4 days until I had to get him back in due to me not being able to get his appetite up and he was very lethargic. During those 4 days I talked to 2 other vets there who were on duty and they just advised warming his food or sprinkle cheese on it and either don't give him insulin or give him 1 unit depending on the BG reading (using Relion Confirm)......no mention of the food the original vet wanted him to go home with. During this time Poncho never vomited but they said his initial bloodwork before the IV treatment showed trace ketones. Anyway they did an ultrasound 1/20 and his pancreas was inflamed and he had some lipidosis so put him back on IV and 3 day pain injections for 4 days and I visited 3-5 hours per day to keep his stress down and he seemed to eat better with me feeding him. During this time mucous formed from his left eye and I was told it was probably due to stress. Saturday at 2:30 he was sent home. I still had to struggle with the appetite issue and his BG was always between 350 and high 400s with a couple @ 155 and 167 (before I found this site). This went on for 10 days with his appetite picking up well but then I noticed on the 7th day he would be hungry but walk away after sniffing his food. He also started to show some nasal stuffiness and the left eye was showing mucous and sensitivity. I figured he couldn't smell his food (Friskies chicken, turkey pate) so bought some seafood flavor......he sniffed and ate well. I had to wait 3 days to see the vet again for some antibiotics and glucose curve. The night before I took him for his 1st curve his BG was379. The next morning before I took him it was 60 so I rushed him in. They said he was hypo and had an upper respiratory infection and proceeded to do a curve after force feeding......no success. They said said my meter was way off up and down compared to theirs and they were stumped due to erratic and low readings. Sent him home again and said no insulin and would try the curve 1st thing the next morning. He ate fine that night and before I took him in next day. When I picked him up the vet said she had the same problems. His morning preshot BG was 379 and afterward next test was 166 then next it had dropped to 37. She said he needs to see a specialist or consider euthanasia. I said I'd prefer to let the antibiotic take out the upper resp. infection and then see what happens. She said no more insulin and to come back after the 10 days of antibiotics to try a curve again unless he crashes again then I guess that's it. I think his pancreas is trying a come back but the infection a a big monkey wrench. Anyway I might drive Poncho 250 miles back to his old vet in St Louis who treated his sister for diabetes successfully. I'm waiting for him to call me back. Does anyone here have any ideas on this.....it's stressful and confusing as heck. Thank you. Chris ..