My name is Jo-Anne. My 10 year old cat has had weight loss, and has been drinking more water. A full chem profile was done (non fasting) and the glucose was elevated, CBC normal, thyroid normal, cholesterol and triglycerides were elevated. The urinalysis was not done. He can be high strung and stresses going to the vet or being handled. I am working on picking him up more with positive reinforcement and he is responding well. He can just be a grumpy cat. The vet mentioned something about fructosamine testing. When I asked her what the test was, she stated she did not know. I obtained a copy of the labs, and there it stated stated the fructosamine test could be done from the same sample to help determine if the glucose level was due to stress. Might have been nice if I was told this and given that option. Is this test worthwhile? He is now restricted to wet food and cooked chicken and beef. I know something is wrong. I am thinking of redoing testing, this time after fasting. I just don't know how long to wait. O f course the vet is suggesting a diabetic diet. From what I have read here, good quality canned food is fine. Please redirect how I should proceed with him. His only other health problems include bad teeth....he only has four, so this is not much of an issue. Where do I begin?