I am a 51 year old man, diagnosed 28 years ago, have been on insulin for 23 years., commute 100 miles every day to work. Does it mean everything has been OK ? No, far from it. Diabetes
has mainly affected my heart so I have had bypass surgery, have a week heart and implanted with a pacemaker. My kidneys, eyes, feet are OK so far. Was I to blame for anything ? Could be. I have not followed instructions from Doctors on diet, exercise and correct dose of insulin religiously.