Have any of you ever had a diabetic cat? Captain Morgan was diagnosed about a month ago. He had started to drink out of the bathtub and even to go demand that we turn it on for him. I noticed he would spend a long time drinking, so I started timing him. He spent over 10 min at a time drinking, when we timed it shortly after it started!! Giving him his insulin isn't a problem. He doesn't even care about the shot. Not even a tiny flinch or muscle twitch most of the time. The big problem is his hunger. The package says to give him 1/2 cup a day. The vet says he needs to eat every 12 hours, which isn't a problem. We are now up to a full 3/4 cup per feeding, per the vet's instructions. About 8-10 hours after he eats, he is STARVING. My cat who hates people food is scavenging any crumb he can find off the kitchen floor. He will lead us to his food and just cry for more. Or yell in the middle of the night and lead you to his food bowl. It is really upsetting. I didn't adopt a cat to starve it. We tried mixing his old food back in, but he would just pick out the new food and leave the rest. If this latest food increase (from 1/2 c to 3/4 c per feeding) doesn't fix this, I am going to insist on a small meal and insulin dose midway through the day. Unless any of you have advice? His water intake has cut down drastically since he was put on insulin, but he still insists on drinking out of the faucet in the tub. He doesn't even drink for a full minute most of the time. FYI, if you take prescription medications, check the prices at all the pharmacies in your area. The cat takes the same insulin that people do. It is $25 at Walmart, $137 at our regular pharmacy and $258 at another pharmacy in our town!!! I stick with our reg pharmacy for our insurance covered medications because the price is the same and they are more reliable and convenient. But for the cat? I go to Walmart. They are also under $3 for his needles where the other pharmacies are $16 and $33 respectively!!