On the note of glucose control, beyond 'blood sugar management 101' may be this idea by 'dr fish head' is the way forward.
Its worth a look/listen, just to round off the big picture 'health issue'.
My father died of a heart attack at 44. In this podcast - he suggests that many cardiac patients probably died bc of a previous long period of high blood glucoose (so my father...possibly had a longstanding and unknown history of underlying T2 (??); and my mother has hypertension and T2D - so it is in my personal interest to try and deduce the 'big picture' and all the underlying risk factors that may contribute to 'sudden death' and/or an extended life without disease and comorbidities/complications.
I was lucky to have worked with a Professor who had many interests, far and wide, so i easily got stimulated early on, to research new areas/ fields/ issues, to get to the crux of any issue/problem/idea at hand.
To get back to the point, you may take note of the idea portrayed by dr fish head. As I believe diseases (as is life), is likely composed of many interacting and complex factors, i think the idea proposed here by the good doctor, is vital to a good, long, and healthy life.
You may hear him talk about blood pressure control. That is one of my key areas of expertise and I have trained in this area (I have numerous publications on ACE inhibitors and ARBs) - so my mother has always been well controlled - possibly explaining why she is till in very good overall health at 77 !!.
You can hear dr fish head (his nick name) below.
Show # 40
Is there more to life than A1c ?........
"We always emphasize the importance of tight glucose control. So much so, that we tend to become "glucose-centric", forgetting other factors that are as important, even more important in our efforts to avoid diabetes-related complications.
Dr. Claude K. Lardinois, an out-of-the-box-thinking endocrinologist, with strong opinions on this subject. Dr. Lardinois has many years of vast experience in treating diabetes.
Is there more to life than A1c ?.....Listen to the podcast...