I have a senior cat. Not sure how old she is since she came as a stray 14 years ago but she has to be at least 16 for sure. My old vet gave her steriod shots in October (without my permission and I have told them for the last 3 years no steriod shots because the other doctor that worked there gave my other cat tons of them for her asthma. Which turned her diabetic and she only lived 11 months and was only 10 years old. The senior cat I am talking about now is her mother). I will try to make this story short. In December when I brought her back home from having her anal glands done she suddenly could only walk 4-5 steps and couldn't keep her hind legs up. Stupidly I waited and her took back to vets 4 days later. They did x-ray said it was arthritis and I told them no. Then 7 days after that I took her as an emergency to another clinic and they said that was a sign of being diabetic. Her sugar was 467. She has been on this insulin for 2 weeks and just had it rechecked today and it went up to 506. Now I'm wondering if she is going to die like my other cat. The doctor increased the dosage to the 2nd line and will recheck in two weeks. Is this normal? I don't really remember how high my other cats sugar was but she almost died and spent 5 days at the vet clinic with an IV and I went every day to feed her. She wouldn't eat otherwise. I'm sick to my stomach how this is all happening again after I told them since 2016 no more steriod shots! If covid had not happened I would have been in there with her and she never would have had the shot. Can someone give me a little bit of hope here? I found out she was diabetic Dec. 23 2020. That is how my Christmas was spent. Worrying about her and I still am. They gave her steriod shots in October 2020 and the vet today told me to give the shot in her shoulder. They say sometimes it will not absorb in the scruff.