Hello, I'm very new here as my cat, Max, was just recently diagnosed with Feline Diabetes about 6 weeks ago. He was drinking a whole lot and urinating way more than normal so we took him to get checked out. The vet said his numbers were in the high 400s and we would need to get him on insulin right away. We would also need to change his diet as for the last 12 years he has just ate a standard indoor cat dry food. She sold us a bag of Purina DM dry food. After some research online, it seemed there were much better wet food options out there that were lower in carbs than even the DM dry food. So, I found the chart on catinfo.org and picked up some canned food that was low in carbs. He rarely ate canned food so it was quite a treat for him at first, at least at mealtime. We would typically fill him bowl up with dry food every couple of days and he would just eat a bite and there whenever he wanted. So having a mealtime twice a day was a real shock to him and he was begging for food and trying to trip us in between mealtimes. He was even following my 2 year old around loudly meowing at her. Lately though he now will not even eat half of his food at mealtime. I have to sit by him for 30 minutes or so, constantly directing him back to his food to eat just enough so that I can give him his shot. Even if he hasn't ate in 12 hours, he just wants to eat a couple bites and walk off. Sorry for the super long explanation, just trying to give some backstory. So here are my questions: 1. How can I get him to eat all of his food at mealtime (or at least half) so I can feel comfortable giving him his shot? I have tried a variety of canned food and also tried mixing dry and canned. He is just so used to crazing anytime he wants. 2. The vet wants me to bring him back every 3 weeks (for the foreseeable future) to test his levels. Is this necessary or is there a better option? I'll do whatever I need to but I want to do what's best too. Please, ask any questions you need to about him or me or whatever. Thanks!