"Risk of heart
failure increased with age and duration of diabetes. Other modifiable factors associated with increased risk of heart failure were smoking, high systolic blood pressure, and raised body-mass index. In a subgroup of 18281 patients (87%) with data for blood lipids, higher HDL cholesterol was associated with lower risk of heart failure, but there was no association with LDL cholesterol. "
The above picture of a graph does not show well . It genererally shows that higher A1c results are associated with increased risk.
The only risk factors that are not within our power to control is our age and the duration of our diabetes. The others boil down to our own personal choice .
Diabetes is a game of numbers, play hard and win the day .