I posted this incorrectly into the introduction forum, thought I would post again where it would be more appropriate ... Good Day everyone Glad to see something like this message board exists for My 9yr old Russian Blue, Billy, was diagnosed at the vet 7 days ago with diabetes Over the last 6 months or so Billy had been losing weight - he was a big boy obsessed with his Turkey Cheese and Gravy shredded canned food - around 20lbs and now down to 13lbs. He also began drinking lots of water and water ( in an attempt to lower his food portions we began mixing it with water making a stew like meal ) 2 months ago he started peeing everywhere in the basement, however continued to use his litter upstairs. I thought it may be behavioural since he was always very picky about his clean litter box and began peeing and pooping outside in the closed backyard. The vet initially blamed it on behaviour. Last week i noticed he could barely walk on his back legs and was very lethargic, walking a few steps and then resting. I was very worried and went to the vet immediately. They tested his blood and everything was great aside from elevated glucose (around 26) They prescribed 2units every 12 hours of Glargine and feed 2 times a day quarter of a can of purina dm. and 1/8 cup of the dry version. I gave him his first dose last thursday night, 2 units. The next day i came across many pages warning of an initial dose over 1 unit. I have gradually lowered his dose and have been giving him around 1.5 units. The first day after his initial dose I noticed a change. He feels heavier, i havent gotten a chance to weigh him. He is running around and playing and not sleeping all day like he was. He is still walking funny, but not as bad as it was in the days leading up to diagnosis. The vet told me to come back in 2 weeks to discuss a glucose curve. I am constantly worried and checking up on Billy all day, I have barely slept worried about his insulin dosage. I havent yet been able to get a glucometer, the vet keeps pushing the Alphatrak one but I am constantly re-thinking their advice. They told me the purina food was the best, they also told me 2 units is not a high dose, and they werent too worried with me not checking his glucose levels rather just to inject him. I dont know what to do or who to trust. Please any guidance will help me and my beloved Bill.