BSC always gives great answers and suggestions.
I, too, am sorry to hear about your complications. It’s a terrible disease to deal with, mostly because it is chronic and no matter how “well” we think we are doing, we can always be doing better and there are always issues lurking around the corner.
It sounds like you are taking control and that you are working hard.
I’m type 1 for 11 years and am at my lowest ever of 8.5% A1c right now. I’m 25 years old and I’m seeing first stages of retinopathy already. But, I’m still working hard to lower it to the target range of 6.5 or below. Would love to get it down even lower, but I have some issues that prevent me from doing so… for now.
So, good luck! What you’re seeing is definitely linked, but I wouldn’t say 8.3% is CAUSING your heart attacks… but it’s definitely not HELPING them. Diabetics have a serious issue with heart disease and heart attacks. Comes with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc that all comes along with this glorious disease.
Please keep us posted. We will help as much as we can.
(I’m not a doctor, just a fellow diabetic)