I just read an old post where a newbie wondered/worried about diabetic complications even when the diabetes was 'under control'. The conversation was a good one with good advice and support.
I just want to throw this out there.
I will probably die of something other than diabetes. The forerunner right now is heart disease. My mom died of it, and my health has been echoing my mother's. It is not just heart disease that my doctors monitor, it is blood clots over all.
And yes, diabetes affects the probability of heart disease.
My husband was diagnosed with diabetes 25 years ago, after a few years of 'unknown symptoms'. He was diagnosed with apnea a few years later. He got the diabetes under control about 12 years ago.
And 11 years ago he was diagnosed with leukemia. Looking back on things, we knew he had had it for at least 3 years, probably longer.
He died 10 years ago.
My take on it? Take care of yourself, look both ways before crossing a road, keep your car in good condition, just be careful and enjoy yourself.
You do not know when or how you will pass.
I'm aiming for at least 90. And now I know even more about how to get there healthy in body and mind.
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