If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes they will probably need life-long monitoring. Ongoing monitoring is even recommended for cats that achieve remission of their diabetes and do not require insulin for a time. If diabetes is well controlled your pet can live a long and healthy life free from many of the problems that the disease can cause. Your veterinarian will want to see your cat regularly to check on its progress but there are many things that you can monitor at home which will help to provide a complete picture of your cat’s health for your veterinarian. At intervals your veterinarian may want to take blood samples from your pet to see how well the diabetes is controlled. If you have any concerns about any aspect of your cat's treatment, discuss them with your veterinarian.