My male cat Tripp was diagnosed on Friday and I just brought him home yesterday. I took him in for what I suspected was a uti. Well it was and after keeping him overnight and monitoring him and doing bloodwork they called me and said he was diabetic. We adopted him a year ago. He was found in a friends shed and she brought him to vet. He had to have half his left ear and tail removed from frost bite. Well I heard about him and adopted him. Sweetest thing ever. Anyway he was thin and gained about one pound in year but showed no signs of diabetes or else I would have had him to the vet. Now I guess that was a symptom. In a way I'm glad he had a uti so that he was diagnosed. Also, vet that treated him for frostbite and got him better for adoption was not my vet practice. That practice said he was about 2-3 years old. My vet thinks he closer to 10? Based on his teeth decay. I don't care how old he is he's staying here with us. Will his advanced age effect his prognosis with diabetes. Vet didn't think so. His sugar is still 336 after being on 1 unit of lantus Twice a day for four days. He is on purina DM which I fought because he was on wet food to begin with no dry and it was good quality. Wellness, hounds and gatos, daves. I told vet I would only keep him on DM until sugars started coming down then we would discuss. Ingredients on label are scary. I test with the Alphatrak. I check one day a week three times a day. Vet said it can take weeks to get low reading ? May have to raise it. My question to everyone is how long has it taken for others cats to show good numbers and what canned foods have worked for you. And, how often does everyone else test glucose? He's acting normal. I think he's taking this totally better then I am. I just want him to be ok. Sorry I have to be here, but glad I found you all. It gives me hope.