It's been a little over a month now since I got my T2 diagnosis.
I'm handling it pretty well and my blood sugars are staying around the 80's-low 100's.
Now here's my concerns..
All I keep reading about diabetes is how it can triple your risk of heart disease and possibly make you go blind. These are the scariest things I've read multiple times during my research..
But my question is, if my blood sugar is under control and I'm living a healthy lifestyle now, do I still stand against those risks JUST because I have diabetes?
They say blindness can occur due to the high amount of sugar in the blood and it causing damage to the vessels…but if my blood sugar is in normal range, am I still at risk for that?
And the same goes for heart disease. I've read that mainly diabetics are at bigger risk for heart disease because usually being diagnosed with Type 2 means you lived an unhealthy lifestyle and are "normally" obese or overweight. Obviously obese people are at greater risks for heart disease than your regular person.
So I guess what I'm trying to ask is that, just because I have diabetes, am I still more prone to these things EVEN if I have my disease under control with a healthy lifestyle?
My doctor says that I'm doing no damage to my body as long as my blood sugars are under 140. And obviously I'm eating healthier.
So…is that true?
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