I'm brand new here because my handsome boy, Phillip, was diagnosed this week. For about a month, I noticed a disinterest in food, and weight loss, but he has gone through phases before (he's kind of picky). So I started gradually changing his food (we've done this before, and it got him eating again). When he still would not eat and began to looking like he was wasting away, and his beautiful coat was all ragged, I knew that it was more serious than fickle eating. I had no idea it would be diabetes. To be honest, I didn't even know that was a thing that cats could have. When my doctor asked me if I was comfortable giving shots, I was, at the same time, horrified that he would think there was something I wouldn't do to save my kitty, and terrified about what I was signing on for. Right now, we're doing 2 units of insulin, twice a day. We haven't begun a diet yet, because we're still working on getting ANY kind of food down. Right now, I'm feeding Phillip all the things he begs for from the kitchen, but never got before (tuna, turkey, lunch meat). My vet says that I can do this until he gets back to normal eating. My other cat, Rory, doesn't understand this, of course, and we're struggling to get her to not steal the "good stuff" from Phillip. She's a sweet girl, and if she understood English, I believe she could be reasoned with, but at this point, I feel like she's just really confused. My vet is wonderful and accessible 24/7. But there are still so many anxieties and fears I have that are constantly racing through my head. I'm so terrified of the hypoglycemic attacks. I'm pretty sure I've gotten to the point of annoying Phillip checking him ever 20 minutes for 4 hours after each shot. I'm even afraid to go to sleep at night after his evening shot and worried all day long while I'm at work and he's home alone. How crazy am I here? I suspect that I am a little crazy but I'm hoping someone here can ease some fears. I'm also worried about times when I can't be home at night, or when I need to go out of town. What then? I guess I just want to hear other stories of people getting through this. I'm confused and anxious and feeling slightly alone. Thanks.