So I have a 7 year old black cat. He has been a large guy for a few years now. I noticed he is losing a lot of weight over the past six months now. You could now feel his spine and hip bones poking out when I petted him. I bite the bullet take him to the vet. 350 dollars later they tell me he has diabetes. Blood sugar was 800. The scale is comparable to humans. Very high. I decide am going to treat him. 285 dollars for Lantus insulin, 60 dollars diabetic cat food, 25 dollars insulin needles, 50 dollars blood sugar test kit. The vet says 20 percent chance of remission. My wife is treating him with insulin shots every 12 hours feeding him the special food. Long story short. We have always fed our cats dry food. I was reading around online about cat diabetes. The consensus was feed all cats canned cat foods that are pate type. Cheap friskies pate they say is good. Gravy no good. So a week in to the treatment switch all the other cats to friskies pate at 45 cents a can. The diabetic cat wont eat the dry diabetic food. I tell the wife just feed him the canned food with the other cats. It has been about three weeks in total since the vet visit. My cat hasn't needed insulin for four days now blood sugar at 100 or a little below. The vet thinks he is in remission. Out about 700 dollars and have almost a full vial of insulin. The cat is healthy is fur looks great now. I thought this was an anecdote worth sharing. If anybody else has cat stories or tips I would love to read them.