Today I got conformation my 6 yr old cat Diamond has diabetes. I'm new to this site. First I'm going to vent about the disappointment I feel about the vets I'm working with. On Thursday I noticed he had a plantigrade stance/hock walking. Every thing my trusty Google machine generated pointed to diabetes. I was not able to take him to the vet until Monday but started searching the internet for information to manage it. I told the vet I thought it was diabetes but he was pretty sure it wasn't. He thought it was his back or a nerve thing. We did the blood work and his glucose was 489. He said he had never seen a cat have hock walking as a symptom before. Hmmm? Diamond is 23 pounds: clearly obese. I feel like a horrible mom. We discussed weight loss. I told him I had just switched everyone to canned food only (they were getting dry in the morning, wet at night). He told me I should only feed him 4-5 oz a day. I thought that was way too little. He is a big guy. Supposed to be around 16 pounds. Today he had his urinalysis. His glucose was 250-500. This was a different vet today. When I discussed feeding with her, she told me to feed 3-4oz twice a day. I'm happier with her recommendation. However, when I explained to her that he really doesn't eat that much but that I also wasn't watching real close at carbs, fats and proteins, she responded with "canned food is canned food". Grrrr so frustrated. I printed off the chart Dr. Pierson has on her site with TNA data. I have another fatty and he's going to shed some pounds too before I have two cats with diabetes! I'm so glad to have found this site/forum! I have lots of questions I know I won't get answered at the vet office.