Hello, I am new to this forum which was recommended by the animal emergency vet. My kitty's name is Clara, she is a 4-1/2 year old Siamese who has just been diagnosed with diabetes! I am a nurse (for humans), didn't even know that cats could have diabetes. I have an idea what is involved, and it's kind of scary thinking about giving her twice daily injections of insulin and once for glucose testing. She doesn't like to be fiddled with, so I'm thinking of getting some kevlar gloves! I can't imaging having a pet with this diagnosis and not being a nurse. My hats off to those who have been through that. I've already put away the kibble, but saving it until her blood glucose is stable in case she has hypoglycemia - I can imagine there may be better solutions for this. I had no idea that kibble has a high carb content - this feels like of like a stab in the back from the cat foot manufacturing company. However, she's never had grain and has always been fed a Blue Buffalo dry food, and canned I and Love and You which I now know is lower in carbs. She had to spend the night in the hospital because of an accident when testing her urine for confirmation of the diagnosis, but she came home on Christmas morning and is doing MUCH better already, even without the insulin. Our first vet appointment for training isn't until the 5th, that is the earliest that they have available, but since she is no longer vomiting and urinating on the bed and drinking so much water, and her appetite is back, I feel like that is probably okay. If her symptoms return in the meantime I'll take her back to emergency. I am so grateful for this forum, and will just let you all know in advance that this is my first experience with social media! Thanks, Susan K.