Hi All - - I was referred here by @Jill & Jade. My sweet Cleo is 11 years old and I love her SOOOOOO much. But, rather than go on and on (and on....and on) like I could about her, I will list some bullet points as to the current situation: Cleo's "ailments:" 11 years old. Feline Asthma / Chronic Bronchitis (Receives 1 ml of Prednisolone daily [for 2 years now]); Slight heart murmur; Liquid (benign) cyst on back/side (have it drained every vet visit); Newly diagnosed / confirmed (as of just a couple of hours ago) as diabetic - - although at "beginning stages;" She is beginning to lose a bit of weight but eats like a pig (i.e. diabetes?); Naps more than "normal," and is just generally lazy; Currently (as of a week or so ago) eating and LOVING the Purina DM (but, damn that stuff is pricey); Is currently at vet, waiting for me to pick her up and is, I'm quite positive, pissed at me for leaving her. My "ailments:" Scared to death I'm going to "eff" up the insulin thing and kill the sweetest cat EVER; Take her to vet every 3 months or so for blood panel (this is me being paranoid that she MIGHT be dying from something and I want to catch it early); Going broke with vet bills, meds, Ubers to/from, pet sitters (for the asthma...and now, soon to be insulin); Loves sweet Cleo more than any human on this planet. Here's the kicker. My vet called me to give me "the news" a couple of hours ago. She said they would give me a demo on how to give the insulin. Then, pick a time that works for me to give every 12 hrs. (I am choosing 7:30). In that, I will be giving Cleo her very first insulin shot (see 1st bullet point under my "ailments" above)! AND, while we discussed me buying a testing kit (from Amazon...since she knows I like my Amazon), she told me to just give her the dosage (which will be small) and monitor her. And, if she acts not normally and it is past their business hours, to contact the ER vet. W-H-A-T?!?! She had to have heard the sound of pure panic in my voice!! Um....that is going to be a huge NO from me. So, I got ahold of my pal @Jill & Jade (whom I know she has experience) and she sent me a link to a testing kit of which I bought immediately (i.e. see going broke above). I mean, seriously...I do not think it is wise to roll the dice and pump my cat (the sweetest one EVER) full of ANYTHING and not have a sense as to what the heck it could (or could not) do to her! Anyway - I am basically freaking out. Perhaps over nothing (which is quite normal for me) but, I am still freaking out, nonetheless. I am leaving work here in about a half hour to head to the vet and pick up my Cleo. I will be given a demonstration and all of the stuff I will need to get this diabetes stuff under control. Please send pawsitive ju ju my way. And, honestly....thanks for reading.