Hi! I’m a human medical provider. I’ve read things on the board from time to time Since Boots’ diagnosis in September, when she was in DKA. We didn’t know she was diabetic. She went into liver failure. My vet told me they couldn’t see me, so I had to get a new vet that day. That first week, three times they recommended euthanasia but I told him know that she was a fighter and only three years old. There were three weeks that I did almost everything for her, running a mini hospital from home. Eventually, we got an E tube placed, and my new vet didn’t want me checking blood sugars at home. I told her it was Very much within what I wanted to do after reading everything on these boards and other places including the animal hospital guidelines for diabetes. Liver disease has resolved. She’s on Prozinc now. I’ve been running her glucose Curves on weekends and have her up to 4.25 units twice a day now. I’ve been giving her injections in the scruff of her neck and only realize this morning that it would be better to give her them in other places. The vet wants me to feed her only one of the prescription diabetes foods but couldn’t tell me how many carbs are in each of them. I’ve done my research and, if the companies can be trusted, I have narrowed down what I’m willing to do with food as far as carb counts. I’ve been doing Dr. Elsies, mostly wet food, but I’m a little concerned about their under estimation of the amount of calories in their dry food. I still don’t have boots well regulated and that’s why I’m back on the board and researching. I have not been doing multiple tests during the day, and in many days I don’t even do one as she’s generally high and almost never within normal range. I’m looking into getting a freestyle libre to do more consistent glucose Curves. Last weekend, somehow I missed an entire day of giving her insulin and the next morning while she wasn’t extremely high, she did seem to feel unwell. I checked her urine -I do have urine dipsticks- And she had ketones and a uti in Addition to my stupid forgetting her insulin on Saturday. I label my syringes so I know if I forgotten one dose or another for the day. Usually I’m very consistent. She’s reyrned to normal after resuming prozinc and increased water. I’m changing jobs and will have more opportunity to find a different vet. she was 13 lbs in July, when my old vet said she was overweight but when I asked if Test for diabetes because she always was a heavy water drinker, the vet said no. When she was diagnosed with DKA in September, she had lost down to 7.9 pounds and looked ver skinny/ribs. I knew she was losing weight, but she was outside more, and very active, even brought in a rabbit two days before she was diagnosed with DKA. And the vet said she wasn’t worried about possible dm... Since treatment, She’s regained her weight back to about normal - 10 lbs. Does anyone have insight on Dr Elseys? I have a spreadsheet of their TNA. She acts like she’s starving all the time. I’m giving 210-250 calories a day. Mostly wet, with some dr Elseys dry. I don’t want her to gain too much back. She will eat cardboard and paper when it’s 2-4 hours to next meal time. I’ve checked her bg and it’s not low but she acts like she’s dying. boots is bigger/ lanky. I worry about possible acromegaly. I’ve had to separate feeding boots (sugar cat) and Lucy, a pretty small cat that is overweight at 7 lbs (incidentally old vet said she was fine, but body composition shows rolls). Lucy wants to graze. Boots scarfs now... didn’t use to. Boots will find a way to get whatever Lucy left in her bowl. I’m trying to work on Lucy losing a little weight. I’ve thought about timed feeders... she’s started to play again, not as much as pre-Dx. We begin leash training as she’s not allowed out anymore. I looked into the nearest Internal Medicine vet, they told me it would be about $500-1000 first visit. im sure there’s more but that is what I can think of now. I have a friend who is a vet across the country, that certainly made a difference for us but there’s been some things she isn’t fully aware of... I hope I made the spreadsheet correctly. I put it values from my books. This will make it easier to keep up with. Thank you all for proving your resources and knowledge thus far!