Even with low sugars, diabetics have blood vessel changes that normals don't have. We appear to have weakened vessel walls as well as other vessel changes that contribute to higher blood pressure, stroke and heart attacks.
If your statement is true, that implies a genetic connection, because if you are running the same sugar levels as a non-diabetic, there is no metabolic reason for you to have those changes. I have seen no strong studies that have demonstrated this, and to my knowledge, the human genome project hasn't turned up gene defects or gene combinations that would make a diabetic individual predisposed to those changes.
Personally, I do not believe that type 2 diabetes is even a single disease any more than cancer is a single disease. Type 2 diabetics have a relatively common set of symptoms and complictions, just like cancer victims develop tumors - these are the effects not the causes. We now know that cancer has many causes - genetic, viral, environmental. I think it's just a matter of time until we see similar progress with determining what type 2 diabetes REALLY is. There's just too much variation from one individual to another, for it to be a single disease.
That said, if I started to develop neuropathy, and if statins were clearly shown to stop or reverse its progress, then I would definitely consider taking them. In general, I don't believe in taking aspirin in case I might get a headache; or pepto in case I might get a stomach ache- and I don't think one report is proof enough to convince me of their efficacy in the treatment or prevention of neuropathy.
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett