I think there might be rare effects on blood sugar but I'm not sure if that's the case here. I am also on generic Synthroid and Lipitor. (For women, the latest recommendation for statins is to take only 3x a week, by the way.)
When we're told that diabetes is progressive it really means that the pancreas decreases the output of insulin and/or
we are becoming more insulin resistant. One way to overwork the pancreas is to eat too many carbs, so this is why the 'low carb' diets evolved.
And this is why I have been eating low carb for over ten years. It's become my normal eating plan and thank goodness there are several ways to prepare cauliflower to mimic potatoes and rice. In fact, I keep frozen Green Giant Riced Cauliflower bags in our freezer. It has no added salt (Bird's Eye brand does have salt.) Making mashed cauliflower is totally worth it - if you make it right! I use a head of fresh cauliflower, chop it up, boil it, drain it, mash it with part of a package of cream cheese and some butter. The cauliflower rice does look and act like real rice from the package. ( can't be bothered ricing a head of cauliflower.lol)
So, honestly, what it comes down to is what you're eating at this point. Potatoes, fruit, anything made with flour will result in very high blood sugar. High blood sugar over time will result in kidney, eye, heart, and circulation problems without a doubt.
Wanna talk food? I have some ideas.