Here is a picture of Gatsbi from November of 2008. You can see that she is a wee bit on the plump side. She has been on diets, and she puked up the R/D food. She did ok on the W/D, but didn't lose as much weight as she did on the R/D.
Anyway, she suddenly started losing a lot of weight in the last few months, so off to the V-E-T we went. Maw assumed that she had diabetes, but the V-E-T said that she might have kidney problems, or a hyperactive thyroid. Obviously, the thyroid would be the easiest to treat. But oh no. Her tests revealed that she has diabetes. And of course she loves her dry food, and based on what we read about feline diabetes, she should eat much more canned food with lower levels of carbs. She really only likes honest to goodness canned tuna for humans as her wet food. So, the V-E-T said she needs to eat D/M. Well, some of the cats seem to like the dry D/M. Gatsbi doesn't like the wet D/M.
So, we have Gatsbi on the Glipizide, twice daily, and are going to see if this will work with the D/M rather than going with insulin injections. We'll let you know!