Hi! My name is Erin and my 18-year-old girl Beauty was just diagnosed on Friday 7/31. Her BG was 534. I took her to the vet due to excessive drinking and urinating (which over the past week has progressed to urinating outside the litter box). She is going to start on Prozinc, but the vet didn't have it in stock, so we're waiting on that to come in. The vet recommended Purina DM food which I also have on order (wet and dry, but I am going to see if I can wean her off of the dry). Meanwhile I am trying to educate myself as much as possible, and I can see FDMB is a great resource! Beauty is also hyperthyroid which has been well-controlled with Felimazole for the past year and half. Her recent blood work also showed some evidence of stage 2 kidney disease and mild pancreatitis, but obviously the main concern at this point is getting the diabetes under control. I feel bad because I have noticed over the past few months she has had some rear leg weakness, which I attributed to old age. I wish I had known that was a symptom of diabetes and had taken her in sooner. The vet did not mention anything about at-home monitoring, and I didn't know enough at the time to ask about it, but I am definitely going to pick up a glucometer and monitor her. I'm not too worried about giving her injections. I have had to give myself injections for a few weeks and it was no big deal. I am just trying to make it until the Prozinc comes in, as I am anxious to help my baby start feeling better! I'm trying not to worry about a few days of delay in starting treatment causing her harm - if it was an urgent situation the vet would have treated it as such, right? I just hate seeing her feeling bad!