My 16 year old kidney cat started drinking more water and increased frequency of urination. Her annual visit reveals she has diabetes. She has been on low dosage prednisone for more than a year and I wonder if this is steroid related. Today I picked up needles and insulin from the vet and Gypsy got her first shot tonight. As I've been doing subq fluids in cats for several years, the insulin is a breeze. She is getting 2 units of ProZinc. Next up is home monitoring without breaking the bank and trying to get her on a wet food diet. My old cats and a younger cat who had his ear canal and middle ear removed because there was a small, benign tumor are really chewing up $. The younger cats are sweet, but Gypsy has been a problem cat since the day I got her. She doesn't get along very well with the other cats. Always a challenge!