New Member!!! Please forgive me if I’m posting in the wrong place. I have been trying to figure out this site for over an hour now My little girl MISSY is a 10 year old long hair sweetheart. She is the light of my life and I will do anything to help her live a long, happy and healthy life. I’ve been noticing her losing weight and the hair on her ears getting thinner. I also noticed some weakness in her back legs because she was having trouble jumping as high as she used to. I took her to our vet for a checkup and blood work approx 3 weeks ago. She was diagnosed a diabetic. I live in BC, Canada so I’m not sure how I should be charting her blood sugar measurements. We measure in mmol/L. My vet was very vague and quite frankly absolutely shocked me at how little he told me. He is so well respected and sought after in our community. He at first prescribed 0.1 unit of Humulin insulin once per day. Didn’t mention a thing about changing her diet or home testing. Thankfully I don’t always listen to doctors and did my own research. I discovered she should NOT be using the insulin so I did not give her any. I also started home testing. I spoke to my vet and told him my concerns. He was humble enough to take a few hours and research my concerns and called to tell me that I was right. Humulin is not the insulin to be given. I told him her blood glucose at home has been between 16.6 - 13.5 mmol/L. He said he doesn’t treat anything unless blood glucose is consistently over 20 mmol/L. I know this is also incorrect. I need to start her on insulin. I am a little afraid to do this without my vet consent so I’m making an appointment to see him this week. I want to have an idea of what insulin I should be starting her on and dosage. I will be tweaking it (with your help) if I need to. I faithfully test her at least 3x’s a day so I can determine the best dosage to start at and her typical numbers throughout the day. She is usually highest in the morning before food. When she was diagnosed her GLU was 20.48mmol/L. The highest it’s been since then is 17.8 and that was only one time. Its usually 13.8-16.0 Her FRU (2 week average was) 387umol/L I have since changed her diet to Fancy Feast pate. She will eat 3 cans per day or more sometimes. She is a happy girl, playful and sweet. Has a good appetite as well. I started weighing her weekly. Right after she was diagnosed I stopped feeding dry food and put her on a wet diet. She went from 9.8 lbs to 9.2 lbs. For the last 3 weeks she held consistent at 9.2 lbs. I’m wondering if she lost some weight at first because she no longer is drinking as much water as she was when she was eating the dry food. I really don’t know where to start. I’m going to try and figure out how to do this spreadsheet that everyone is talking about. Questions: 1. Best insulin to start with 2. Dosage? 3. Will she start to put weight on again? 4. Will hair grow back on her ears? 5. Will she regain strength in her back legs? Thank you all so much for adding me to this group. I look forward to learning lots here. Thank you for caring to help us in this journey.