Good morning! I have a story to tell and I need advice... I have experience with a diabetic cat in the past -- 20 years ago I gave human insulin to Sasha for 4 years before she went into remission. Back then, there was no "at home testing", and the only time I ever had a problem was when I shot and she went into a seizure a few hours later (the start of her remission). I never want that to happen again!! Fast forward to now... Last week my husband's friend passed away suddenly ~~ no one in his family wanted his cats, so we inherited them exactly one week ago today. Alex is approx 4 yrs old, and Spike, the diabetic one is approx 13 yrs old. I have no idea how long this cat has been diabetic, I have no idea who his vet is, I have no idea what type food he is used to eating (his dad kept it in a plastic container so no food bag around to indicate the brand). All I know is the cat is on Vetsulin which we took from his fridge. These cats are still traumatized ~ by the loss of their dad, and by being in new surroundings with new humans. I have them in a back room in my house since I have 5 other cats ~~ I wanted to give them time to decompress before introducing them to the rest of the family. I have been giving Spike 1.5 units of Vetsulin twice a day since Monday. He takes his shots well. But he is still rather skittish and I'm still terrified to start testing at this point. I can regulate his food right now, but when we let him out in the our home there is always dry food out. So testing is going to be very hard and very unreliable since he won't be "fasting" before his shots. In addition, my husband told me his litterbox was full of little clumps of pee this morning ~~ way more than any day this entire week. Which indicates, to me, that his dosage is not high enough. What is my next move? (1) take him to a vet for glucose testing (2) increase his dose of Vetsulin to 2 or (3) leave things alone until he is more comfortable with me and our family before starting to try testing at home.