Hello, we are new to the site. I have attached my photo. I am reaching out with several questions and concerns and appreciate your feedback and suggestions. If you are permitted to email me directly, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all your help! Gratefully, Barbara, Sweetheart's mom Sweetheart is a male cat about 15 years old. He was diagnosed with diabetes about 5 years ago. I give him 3 units of lantus twice a day. 1. For the past 2 months he will shudder. It is sporadic/random throughout the day. Does anyone have suggestions or experience with this kind of behavior? 2. I use the Alpha Trak for his glucose curves but only test every 3 months according to the Vet. She felt his numbers were OK and to continue the 3 units 2x/day. Here is SH's recent curve taken on 6/10/18. 1. 8:45 AM - 227 2. 11:45 AM - 262 3. 1:45 PM - 280 4. 4:00 PM - 307 5. 6:00 PM - 288 6. 8:51 PM - 234 3. I would appreciate any feedback on the best diet for diabetic cats. SH has been on Purina DM and Hills MD and then a variety of wet foods from the local pet store. 4. Does anyone have suggestions for the best litter? I have been using Pine pellets and Pine clumping by Petsmart brand Exquiscat. However, recently I saw on the bag a warning. the product can "expose you to wood dust which is a chemical known to the state of CA to cause cancer." : ( 5. SH had PU back in 2005 and is prone to Urinary Infections (UTI). I did a culture and here is the feedback from his Vet. If you have suggestions, please let me know, thanks! She wrote: "I have SH's urine culture back from the lab. Unfortunately, there is some bad news with it. The results showed that SH has a staph bacterial infection that is showing resistance to most of the commonly used antibiotics used to treat infections. This situation is similar to MRSA bacteria that people get. I do think that since SH has had so many UTIs, the bacteria are developing a resistance pattern due to the antibiotics we have used in the past. In these situations, if the cat is asymptomatic (i.e. not urinating outside the litter box, not straining on urination, no blood in the urine) I do consider NOT treating these cats. The concern is if we continue to treat with this resistance pattern, there is a chance the bacteria will continue to become resistant to the few antibiotics we have left. In these situations, sometimes we create more harm than good in treating. If SH were then to every need antibiotics because he is showing symptoms, we may not have any good options left to treat him if the bacteria continues to become resistant." Last edited: Today at 9:26 AM Male, Sweetheart, age: 15 , weight: 14.9 lbs. Diabetic, Date 2010, Lantus, 3 units 2x/day, Alph Trak 2 Prescription Purina DM and Hill's MD, Has a PU, from 2005, prone to UTI, not currently being treated but has an infection. Vet concerned he will be resistant to antibiotics if we keep treating it. Has no symptoms from UTI, Shudders throughout his little body random.