The American Diabetes Association has a wealth of valuable information for those who have diabetes. I have listed the link below.
According the the American Diabetes Association, the best thing to do is stay one step ahead of the diabetes. This can be done by monitoring blood glucose levels frequently. In addition, medications should be taken exactly as prescribed. Knowing what foods are good to eat and what foods should be avoided is also very important. Many people with diabetes keep a food journal.
People with diabetes often have poor circulation so this is very important to keep in mind. People with diabetes have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Because of poor circulation, wounds also may not heal as quickly and need to be monitored. Amputations are more common in diabetics.