Like "I have been a type 2 for 20 years, and still going strong! It's simply a matter of learning good mgmt. Most of us are lucky enough to be able to successfully manage our diabetes. Good info is readily available on web sites, DC, etc. Beware of inaccurate info, that is floating around also. There is an abundance of healthy foods that those with diabetes can eat. Learn which foods are healthy, and what foods are not. Personally, I eat many types of food with the exception of junk food. Your body will let you know where some common sense should be integrated, as well as more knowledge. Odds are, that you can get your blood glucose and diabetes well within healthy limits, with the correct information."