We're new here. My big guy, who we affectionately call "Tubby" has been recently diagnosed. I noticed his increased thirst and excessive urination and took him in. Our vet did know enough to encourage us to change his food from dry to wet. We did that the same day of our appointment (Saturday). 4 days later (Wednesday), she called to confirm that he was indeed diabetic (BG over 400). However, since changing his food, his symptoms are gone. I asked her about testing before shooting insulin and she tells me that's not really something you do (I know better because of my independent research). I'm uncomfortable giving him insulin, when his symptoms have disappeared, especially without testing before. Clearly she is not going to teach me or encourage me to test daily. She did suggest we hold off on insulin and give him a month on his new food to see if he has managed remission from food change alone. She did say it would be highly unusual for him to achieve remission from food change alone in such a few short days. I'm trying to decide my next steps... 1)Trust the lack of symptoms and re-test blood and urine in a month - no insulin 2)Find a different vet who will teach me about the daily monitoring testing with a glucometer 3)Try to figure out the glucometer testing on my own and call my current vet with the numbers and educate her Has anyone had this experience of changing food and achieving remission or drastically cutting glucose in such a short time? Is this likely a fluke and he still needs the insulin? I don't want to keep him off of it, if he needs it, but I don't want to push him into hypoglycemia either. He's on Friskies and 9 Lives wet right now. Can someone take e under your wing and tell me what I need for testing and how to do it. My husband is a paramedic and I'm not squeemish and Tubby is pretty cooperative, so I figure we should be able to handle this with the knowledge of what we need and how.