According to the Feb ’09 issue of Dibetices Forecast magazine: “Some fats aren’t only good — they are essential. In fact, those known as omega-3 fatty acids interact with nearly every part of your body’s function to prevent cardiovascular disease, inprove your memory, aid fetal development during pregnancy, prottect against Parkinson’s disease, prevent repiratory diseases like asthma, and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. As if that weren’t enough, omera-3s are particularly important for people with diabetes. ‘They improve whatever insulin the person has or gets,’ says Artemis P. Simopoulos, MD, founder and president of the Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, a non-profit educational organization in Washington, D.C., and author of The Omega Diet. ‘The omega-3s cut down on inflamation, which both [people with type 1 and type 2] have.” For additional information on omega-3s click here.