Hello there. Our cat Zack (eldest furkid) was losing weight. He is 15 and started out at 14 lbs. We thought he had Kidney disease. We even had made an appointment to see a local vet, when he nibbled on a poisonous plant and ended up being treated by our equine vet. She diagnosed him with Diabetes after reporting a BG level of 599 on Saturday May 3rd. She treated the poison, and wanted us to wait on the diabetes until we met with the new small animal vet. We were to give one more dose of activated charcoal and sub-q fluids every 6 hours until he passed the charcoal in his stool. When I posted on FaceBook Saturday night, MaryAlice told me about this Web Page and Message Board. Just messaging with someone I knew was a great comfort. She encouraged me to join the web page and the FaceBook. I did both. And am so grateful to everyone who messaged me, particularly Chris R. Our first trip to the vet (Monday 5/5) was less than I expected. I learned more on your site and from communicating with Chris and MaryAlice and everyone who messaged me. The vet took Zack's BG (389) and urine and recommended Lantus 1.5 units. She told me to be sure to watch to see if he was drinking before I gave him his shot. If he is not drinking, do not give him the shot. And to make sure he ate before I gave him his shot, helped me give him his 1st shot and sent me home. I was to bring him back for them to get the curve the next day. I learned about Hypo from MaryAlice, and started reading more on your website. Tuesday Zack's BG was 407. The vet gave him 2 units of insulin at her office for the morning shot. His +6 was 157. She wanted us to give him 2 units every 12 hours. We tested his blood that evening before dinner= 385, +4 BG= 336. Wednesday 6 a.m. BG=437, 1.5 unit Lantus. 6 p.m. BG = 468, 1.5 unit Lantus. And here we are. Should I be posting BG status on the Lantus Control Posts site? Thank you again Chris and MaryAlice.