My Cinder kitty was diagnosed with diabetes in July just 2 1/2 weeks after I had to have my 14 yr old arthritic dog put down. She had high maintenance issues also. I went to a vet I don't normally go to but mine did not have any "soon" appointments open. The new vet said wet food 2x's a day with shots after eating. She had to eat at least half a can in order to give her the shot. To maintain her weight [she is/was not overweight] they told me 300 calories a day which is 1 & 1/4 can 2x's a day. I can't even get her to eat a whole can at a time so far & it is almost 2 months now. She is losing weight & still has glucose #s 450 plus. They wanted me to test her once a day about 6 hrs after shot & do a curve once a week after increasing insulin. There curve was test about every 2 hrs for at least 5 tests. I called them last week about the weight loss concerns & her glucose #s not changing at all & if I should be putting my cat through all this. I was concerned about how she felt with the consistently high #s. They didn't call me back. So I called my regular vet & they were able to get me in that day. She has a totally different approach. Go back to free feeding my cat EVO dry food & do a 3 test stripe curve 1 week later. Was told don't need to test other than curve. I was excited to learn I could go back to free feeding. Starting slow but now my cat does not like the dry food. I'm very concerned about what to do with so many different opinions on how to do this. Very frustrated at this point & not sure what to do.