I'm 43, type 1 for last 18yrs. I've been having some chest pains while exercising (3 times while running) and thus went to Internal Med who did EKG and ECho which will all fine. he wanted a stress test done. I went to Endo who thought same thing but referred me to a Cardiologist. The endo did say that a stress could be false positive/negative. after meeting the Card we are skipping the stress test and now scheduled for a Heart Cath. Before this i've never had chest related issues with exercising and felt I was relatively hearth healthy. Anyone else been in this situation?
I've had talked to another cardiologist who told me tell me he thinks there is a lesion (i know this dr from work but is not in my local area) ...he said this because due to the fact that research shows that the average time it takes to develop CVD after Diabetes diagnosis was 18 years. Anyone else heard that?
Separately an Endo told me that Type 1 (versus type 2) are less likely to have any cardio issues UNLESS they are spilling protein in their urnine (i.e. lab test microabl will show this) and therefore meaning that the card meant more for type 2 vs type 1 on the 18yr factor.