Hi everyone! I'm new here as my cat is newly diagnosed and I am learning all there is to know about diabetes. I appreciate all the insight and posts I've read so far. I am located in the US and am working closely with my vet. Long story on my cat so here it goes: 8 year old male, I've had him since he was 4 weeks old. Currently 15 pounds although lost 3 pounds in the past 2 months. This past September cat developed chronic diarrhea and lack of hygiene. He obviously didn't feel well and neglected himself. At first vet he was negative for parasites, dewormed anyway with profender. CBC showed elevated WBC and was treated with metronidazole. Glucose level was 85 so completely normal. Fast forward 1 month to a different vet (we relocated to a new area and I went back to my old vet, traveling). We ran a senior wellness panel and it showed very low B12 and high folate. Sent blood to Texas to rule out a pancreatic issue (TLI, PLI, Cobalamin) and it was negative. Ultrasound did not show anything of significance. He is also FelV and FIV negative. So his diagnosis was IBD. He was prescribed the Royal Canin hydrolyzed protein dry food and weekly B12 injections. Stools hardened up somewhat but after a few weeks he had full blown diarrhea again. Vet prescribed him prednisolone and this is where the nightmare really started. He was on the steroid for only a few weeks when he developed the staggering walk and the further weakness. Brought him back to the vet (january 21) and she immediately suspected diabetes. Blood sugar was over 500. Did not have the ketoacidosis. Potassium levels were ok. WBC elevated and was treated with convenia. Was started on ProZinc 1 unit twice/day. He is now weaned completely off the prednisolone. The worst part of all of this is his severe neuropathy. He can manage only 4 or 5 steps before he collapses. It's heartbreaking to watch. He is weak and lays around all day. I am very consistent with his care. He gets fed at 7am, gets his insulin around 7:30 and this is repeated in the evening at 7 pm. He is still on the royal canin food which I know needs to be switched (his vet didnt want to make too many changes all at once given his IBD, and that he was weaning off the steroid). He does NOT like wet food, but I just read the article posted on this forum about making the switch so will discuss this with my vet tomorrow. He is still eating and drinking so I know he hasn't given up yet. I've been monitoring his sugars at home and am comfortable using the monitor and giving injections. I did a glucose curve today and here are the results while he is on now 2 units of insulin twice/day: 7:30 am- 396 mg/dl 9:40-469 mg/dl 11:45-436 mg/dl 4:00-447 mg/dl 6:30 PM-454 mg/dl. I texted my vet these results tonight and she said to increase his insulin to 3 units twice/day. I am about a week away from euthanasia to be honest. The neuropathy is very hard to watch and i question his quality of life. I am in the mindset that it is better to do this one minute too soon rather than 1 minute too late. I do not mind the routine of insulin injections or the money involved with the insulin. I am 100%concerned with his quality of life. I realize I need to change his food and maybe this will help but what can I do about the painful neuropathy? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!! Thank you for reading if you made it this far!! I will appreciate any advice for my dear cat!