People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing heart disease than others so they should try to eat food that contain fatty acids, which are very good for the heart. A good way to get those essential acids in your system is to have fish at least twice a week.
If your doctor approaches you about starting to take insulin, do not respond negatively without first listening to the reasoning of a medical professional. While you may know someone who developed complications from taking insulin, understand that the complications from allowing diabetes to go unchecked can be significantly more damaging, even life-threatening.
Diabetics often have other undetected health issues, and one more serious issue is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea actually causes your breath to stop while sleeping. If you are constantly fatigued during the day, consult a doctor and ask for a sleep apnea evaluation.