Hello, My cat has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and we've started her on insulin. Ironically, I am type 1 diabetic and my dad is type 2, so we're no stranger to diabetes or needles and I have been confidently able to inject myself and others for years. The situation with Smudge is really different. I was so scared of hurting her because she doesn't understand what's happening. I was told she would barely react but she jumped a little and that made me really upset (it was the straw that broke the camel's back). I have been able to successfully give her insulin in the morning but every time I approach her in the evening she is so stressed and tense, which means I can't get the needle in properly. My dad has been doing it in the mornings and he has had minimal problems. I'm just at the end of my tether! I haven't been able to sleep I'm so worried and I'm in my final year of university so I've got presentations and my dissertation to do. My dad is stressed too and he has had health problems and caring responsibilities so I'm trying to alleviate stress but I'm creating even more. Smudge means so much to me. She has helped me through so much and I want to help her. Sorry about the venting!