Gastrointestinal disorders (most commonly vomiting and diarrhea) appear to be common in cats with diabetes. A study found 30% of participating cats to have some gastrointetestinal problems; the most common one was vomiting, with 50% of the GI cases reporting this as a symptom.
When vomiting occurs, it is possible to have dehydration and/or possible hypoglycemia. Some of what you are basing the insulin dose on is the eaten food going through the digestive process; when it's not digested or only partly digested, you have a mismatch of food and insulin. If you're having a particularly rough time with vomiting episodes, you may want to talk with your vet about decreasing the insulin a bit temporarily to avoid possible hypos until the situation with the vomiting is resolved.
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