Hello, I'm new to the forum but my diabetic cat, Squeaka, was diagnosed in 2008. He's about 12 years old now and until this year he did phenomenally. This morning he had a seizure, and then another shortly after before we got the syrup on his gums. He had never had one before that we know of, but looking back he may have had one a couple months ago we didn't witness and didn't understand his behavior after as to the cause. I had gone to my vet some time ago asking about home testing and was immediately shot down saying that the tests you do at home aren't going to read anything of value. Another vet in the same office once suggested I put Squeaka down when he had a cold. Because he wasn't hungry and wasn't eating. I fed him broth and he was over the cold in a week with his appetite back. I don't like my vet. Never did, but because they diagnosed Squeaka, and he gets so stressed on car rides and they are the closest to the house I kept going. Since he was doing well. I'm not satisfied with this anymore as he is obviously not doing so well anymore. I'm looking for a new vet. I had tried several previously for my other cats getting their checkups so I could test them out and still haven't found one yet that seems to care about my animals, or be very knowledgeable about what is going on. I'm really overwhelmed with all of the information I'm reading on this site. But I want to understand it. I want to feed him a better diet and give him better insulin if that is what he needs. And I WANT to do home testing. I just don't know if I can start the testing on my own at least without a vet to help explain the readings, and I know my current one won't. Anyway, thank you for the wealth of information.