Our boy Marley is 8 and was diagnosed with diabetes about a year ago. We immediately stopped all dry food and only give him low carb canned food. For the first 6 months or more I did notice a difference, not drinking as much water, kinda more himself, thought not 100%...then he seemed to be losing weight. So, I weighed him and he had lost basically approx. 2 pounds in a year. However, he is NOT drinking anywhere near the amount of water he used to. In that case, he is kind of back to normal. He did have an infection of some sort a few weeks ago and it caused him to not really eat anything, but after that cleared he started eating more again. He still doesn't always finish his plate but sometimes he does (we give him 1/2 or 3/4 of a Fancy Feast can like 4 times a day). I weighed him this morning and it looks like he lost more weight and is down to 11 lbs! He's not hiding, he's grooming his cat brother and dog sister, he jumps in the window and looks outside, he sometimes even runs down the stairs to greet me when I come come from work...so his demeanor is more like him... When we brought him to the vet and the infection was diagnosed, his sugar was very high. 524. Now, he does totally freak out in the car. I mean, I have never seen anything this bad. And I know the stress makes it spike (I actually am a Type 1 diabetic for over 45 year). Last year when diagnosed his sugar at vet was 417 then 513...so not good numbers... I think we need to get him on insulin. Which is what our vet has suggested at this point. But I also want to start testing his glucose at home. She kinda warned us it was difficult to do but so many people seem to do it from what I've read online, I think it's important to do this. Just looking for support and any help or info I guess. I really thought he wouldn't need insulin once we got him off the dry food especially since he's acting better and not drinking water like he was. We have done blood work and thryroid, liver and kidney function were ok... Anyone care to give their thoughts etc.? Thanks so much! I just found this board and am so thankful.