Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: northern Minnesota
Re: Feline Diabetes
If you want to collect urine for the urine test, ask your vet for the special "beads" that you can put in the litterbox instead of litter. They don't absorb urine like regular litter, so you can just pour the urine out of the litterbox into a jar to take to the vet. You may have to keep your cat in the bathroom with the litterbox overnight to convince him to use the weird "litter", though.
From your description, I think there's a very good chance that your cat's elevated glucose level was just a manifestation of his stress from the vet trip. I have a cat whose glucose shot up to twice your cat's level, and my vet insisted that he was diabetic. He wasn't. He was just incredibly terrified by the car trip to the vet's AND he was in pain with a partial urinary blockage (stress and pain can both raise glucose level). Every time I tested his blood glucose here at home over the following several weeks, it was perfectly normal.
That said, if your cat is overweight and/or older, diabetes is more of a possibility, so getting that urine sample tested is a good idea. It's also a very good idea to cut the carbs out of his diet to as great a degree as possible. Innova Evo is an excellent, low-carb, grain-free dry kibble, but no kibble is going to be as healthy for your cat as a high quality canned food. Try to wean your cat away from kibble as much as possible and increase the proportion of canned food in his daily diet.