I have many of the same issues you do, but I am not diabetic. I have lost 40 pounds in the past 5 months and I eat a low fat, limited meat diet. I took my blood sugar from 106 to 88 (fasting). I lowered my cholesterol 39 points and my triglycerides 33 points in a four month time frame. I follow a heart healthy diet by Dean Ornish. It turned my life around - I take vitamins instead of prescriptions.
Good luck to you!