Like "These things are all very true, but every body is different and not everyone will suffer or succeed with the same plan. That is where a good team really helps that include doctors, educators and so on. Having a good team makes sure all eyes are on the different areas to catch things early and get working on them. My cholesterol and blood pressure are fine, but I do have neuropathy in my feet, so my podiatrist helps me with that. I go to the eye doctor and have them take a photo of the inside of my eye, so we can spot any changes that might happen. I cannot see an endo, so I have to depend on my pushing my doctor to look at things with me beyond my lab work and A1c. One of the key things you touch on is having a grateful and as stress free life as possible. That is huge on many fronts and don't forget to try to get a good night sleep. "