Hello, I have 8 Bichons and agreed to adopt 2 cats 6 years ago. They are beautiful unfriendly cats and now one is sick. We are"dog" people but my priority in life is to strive for the rights of all animals.However, I don't understand cats, their purpose in life and what they expect from a relationship with humans...but they are family now and we love them. Elliott was diagnosed with DM 4 days ago. Apparently differentiation of type 1 vs type 2 is not possible in cats. Frightened out of my mind, the DVM said, "You worked with serious DM patients in ER and L&D for how many years? Your diabetic cat will be fine." I am exhausted, worried and hope not to endanger Elliott during my attempts to stabilize his condition. And so, I thought that joining up with "cat" people would be of great value with regard to caring for cats in sickness and in health. Thanks for letting me join!!!