Hello, my name is Lauren and this is my first post here. My female cat named Charlie is about 8 years old and has been showing diabetic symptoms for over a year. Losing a significant amount of weight, drinking constantly, peeing excessively, and possible stiffness in her hind legs as she stretches them out after laying down for a while. I believe she weighs around 7-8 pounds. I have not been able to take her to the vet because my parents say we can't afford it and that they'll just tell us what we already know, that we'll have to put her down. We have ignored it for so long because she has shown no signs of discomfort. I feel helpless because I'm not able to drive yet and haven't saved up enough money to pay for a vet visit and blood work. I was just wondering if anyone would have any suggestions as where to ever start. I don't want to make her subject to suffering just because I don't want to lose her. Anything would be helpful. Thank you.