I am not going to be defined by diabetes or let it ruin my life at 60. Why is the va doctor on my back?

He cares. He cares about you and doesn't want to see your life ruined at age 70. Choices you make now will have a huge impact on the progress of diabetes complications 10 years from now, including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage & poor circulation leading to amputations.Change is hard, but it does not need to "ruin your life". Small change can add up to big gains in health.