so nervous about leaving Tut 5 days, starting Thursday, when he just started insulin last night. I'm wondering if it would be better to discontinue the Lantus for that period. The only cat sitter we have who will stay overnight (which is great -- this cat has never shown his faces to anyone who can't) is gone for 12+ hours (distant retail job) (we are really out in the country) yesterday his blood sugar was 388. Frustosomine was 466. We've been trying for a few weeks since diagnosed to see if he would go into remission from diet alone. But, this reading was a little higher than previous. He had regained about half a pound (to 13 pounds) of the five he lost over the last several months, but had started drinking more water. I thought we'd reached an agreement with the vet that we could try a once-per-day dosing and I thought it would be 'lite' until we got back and could home-test regularly, but she put him on 3 units. (Was up half the night after I'd reviewed recommendations; even called the emergency vet ... she confirmed the dose -- sure doesn't seem in line with recommendations from this site, as well as veterinary associations' I found. He does seem fine this morning.) I've not found anything about the effects of going off temporarily ... I'm sure it's not ideal, but better than the possibility of a 'crash' without anyone handy so much of the day...?