Hi all, My 7 year old male tabby is otherwise healthy. His drinking and urination is normal. At the vet, he stresses out immensely and they told me he had 350 bg and that I immediately needed to change his diet and begin insulin shots. I began to read up on spikes in bg and decided I wanted a second opinion since he was otherwise healthy. I did change his diet from dry food and fancy feast cans to only Purina DM cans immediately which he was completely fine with. I think his rise in blood glucose was also hyperglycemia induced by stress at the vet so I had a vet do an at home visit which he freaked out for even more because the woman who was holding him down was extremely aggressive with him and the second time his bg read 358. I bought the home test kit, but have yet been unable to draw blood from his ear. I have accidentally pricked myself about seven times, but can't seem to get blood from him. Any tips or suggestions? I do not want to make him endure insulin shots if his insulin was either induced by stress or can be regulated by his diet. Of course, if he needs the insulin I will definitely put him on it, but he is otherwise extremely healthy, active, etc. I want to try to get a few days worth of his bg at home when he is calm. Again, does anyone have any suggestions?? Has anyones kitty BG dropped from diet and exercise alone?