Hi, I'm Summer and my sweet girl CryBaby (pictured in my avatar) was diagnosed earlier this week during a routine yearly vaccination and wellness visit. She's a few months shy of 17 years old and has otherwise been in fairly good health with just a few small bumps in the road the last 5 years or so...her vet always comments on how great her and her tests look for her age, so this was a real blow to us. Soaking up all of the information has been overwhelming to say the least the last couple of days, but my husband is helping me stay calm, and I know we have so much more to learn. I know we can handle this...we'd do anything in the world for her...but it's SO scary because I want (NEED!) to be perfect for her and that's terrifying. Our vet has prescribed Lantus for her (and dietetic food that she's transitioning to very well so far) and it hurts my heart to have to stick her each day. I know it's 100 times worse for me than it is for her and I hope to get more comfortable and confident with it soon. We also have another 5 1/2 year old fur ball in the house, Penny. Other than some urinary issues that we control beautifully with Rx food, she's in great health. Diet control is definitely going to be our biggest challenge with both cats on different food coupled with the amount of time DH and I are out of the house for work during the week...and changing the timing/habits of an almost 17 year old? OOOF!