I have 3 senior cats. Mallie, Tony and Theo. My girl Mallie (14years) was just diagnosed with diabetes on Nov.30. It was a pre-scheduled appointment for a senior blood and urine workup. She was on a short term course of prednisolone (6 weeks) to help treat a bilateral ear infection. In the 5 weeks after being fully weaned off the prednisolone, her thirst increased, her appetite decreased (she would turn her nose at the dry and only eat the wet I gave at night) and she experienced weight loss of 1.75lbs. The vet seems to think that Mallie may have been on the border of diabetes prior to the prednisolone. Her fructosamine levels from Nov.30 came back at 572. Since Nov.30 I removed all dry food from Mallie's diet and she has been eating FF each day, and loving it. She actually is eating again. I don't have a dosage yet of insulin, the vet said it would be once a day to start. The vet would like me to home test. The vet wants me to use Purina DM. She said she did not want to talk about commercial foods unless I had the dry matter basis values for them, so I just emailed Purina to find out the specific values of FF and Friskies. Has anyone had any success in obtaining the specific DRY MATTER basis values for these brands from the company? The vet indicated that they would order the insulin and supplies and that they would show me how to home test and give injections next week if I was wanting to go ahead with treatment. I am supposed to "think about it" and give them a call early next week. The vet implied that diabetes can be costly to treat. The vet also said that their may be underlying kidney disease but did not elaborate. The vet did not give me any other information about the results of the rest of the bloodwork and urine analysis. Because of her comment about not wanting to discuss commercial foods, I already feel like this won't be a positive working relationship and I am feeling overwhelmed. Thank you for listening.