Diabetes is a chronic disease with known correctable risk factors.
Preventing diabetes complication,
especially heart disease, is possible and it depends on you.You are your doctors number one assistant and correcting these risk is up to you.
"Fixing the nine" is a term I like and setting 9 treatment goals with your doctor is your first step to preserving your good health.
"You fail to achieve 100% of the goals you don't set"
My A1c goal is < 6 because I have pre- diabetes and do not want to progress to diabetes. What is your A1c goal?
How you achieve those goals is the next question.
Have fun, be smart and defeat diabetes.