Worst. Rollercoaster. Ever. What we thought was a re-occurring bout of Cystitis and weight loss turns out to not only be a lovely UTI - but we also come to find out she has a very wicked pancreatic abscess! Fast forward a few weeks later and the UTI is under control. Yay! But, it doesn't look like much progress has been made on the abscess. Her organ functions are good, however a test reveals her BG is elevated. OK, we can monitor that. Get all the supplies, start getting used to what we should expect (glucose spikes last how long? Oh, a few hours is normal for an unregulated cat? Sorry ER, we're new to this monitoring thing) and get a feel for numbers... ... And THEN, an ACL tear. Poor Leena has had a rough few months lately, and her readings are ranging from 12.7 (256) to 22.1 (445) - we simply can not figure out what is causing the wide range in spikes. She is currently unregulated as they were trying to have us do home monitoring and see if her pancreas is producing enough insulin without needing injections, and it seems as if it COULD recover but it varies so much... we are unsure if part of the readings are increased pain/stress from the ACL tear. We are thinking she needs some kind of regulation but are not sure what would work for her, and we can not have her undergo surgery for the ACL due to that and because she has lost too much weight to risk anesthetic. Has anyone encountered ANYTHING similar? Can pain and recovery, along with diet regulation (she is on Purina Urinary management OTC for carbs & phos - plus other Purina flavors that fall within the same levels) cause such fluctuation in levels?