I, Emmy, want to offer what I can in the way of experience with Mabel's diabetes and remission whilst I have access to internet. Normally I rely on my phone to get online and it is harder to see how this Web site is structured and unwieldy to write anything lengthy, though I do read and the site has helped us through. I posted today at the supply closet and am reposting here the description of how we slogged through Mabel's diagnosis and treatment. On diagnosis of diabetes Oct 17, 2016, a 500+ BG reading at the vet, I was given the oral med glipizide. That was a big mistake. It was toxic to Mabel's liver. She was throwing up so badly I stopped that quickly. I was lucky she recovered. She went on Prozinc instead but her BG ricocheted all over the place. Then we tried a Lantus pen, drawing it out by syringe. Lantus stung her, so she hated shots, but it stabilized her better than Prozinc. Because Lantus stung her (I guess because I poked myself and it stung me!), I next tried Levemir (with the gracious help of the nonprofit group Diabetic Cats in Need). I constantly attempted to make improvements and also switched at that time to a 31G 6mm BD syringe. Mabel stabilized on Levemir and in April, 2017, I was able to stop regular doses of Levemir. She remains in remission, largely. Our experience: BG readings, suitable insulin, the lo carb diet, hydration (probably the subcutaneous fluids I administered when she was potentially dehydrated)--all these and more which includes the cat's own perception and trust--I would think these all are important. I know very little except it is complicate and there are many variables and surely every cat is different. I want to share an abbreviated version of my cats' illness during January, 2018. I had ordered another new bag of Young Again Zero Mature. Both Mabel and younger not diabetic Ady threw up and had loose stinky stools. The bout of illness, especially the diarrhea was worse in Mabel. (I wrote about this under other threads here at FDMB as I was searching for answers at the time.) I did not immediately connect the upset to the YA food because Mabel had eaten YA before without getting ill. (Although as I wrote on the other thread, I had once received a bag of YA food that had obvious blue mold, and reported that to the company, which replaced it.) When cats get sick though there are variables to analyze. Finally, though, having removed other variables, I had removed the YA food, and soon Mabel became well. Ady had already recovered, but she had never taken to YA food and likely had not eaten much from the new bag. I think Ady may have had an allergy to the food from the git-go, but can't go into that more here. I not only contacted Young Again foods, but because I was not satisfied with the company's response, I also then wrote a detailed report which I sent to the MN Dept of Ag Pet Food and Animal Feed Safety Div. Young Again is a MN company. I had a couple of phone conversations with a rep from that agency who assured me they would follow up with the company. I thought filing a report in the best interest of food safety for all of our pets in view of the marketing of the YA food for our diabetic cats. Epilogue: I no longer buy Young Again food at all! My diabetic cat Mabel is currently getting Orijen Fit and Trim for kibble. Ady likes Orijen Cat and Kitten kibble and sometimes Mabel eats some of that too. I feed both cats Friskie's pates (I know, oh dear, but Ady especially rejects higher quality canned foods, and at least Friskies pates have lower phosphorus than the oh so popular Fancy Feast. Additionally, Mabel only likes the sauce I make by adding hot water to the lo carb pate. Ady eats what's left.) I am consoled that both like to eat Orijen kibble between wet food meals because, at least, I think, that's well-sourced food, still. And Mabel is still in remission on this diet.