Deb Ziegler posted a note for Riet that says:
I don't have diabetes, but I did have three leaky heart valves……aortic, mitral and tricuspid. I had the mitral and tricuspid repaired, but they said the aortic wasn't bad enough to do anything with. From what I understand, it is not that uncommon to have multiple leaky valves when you have valve disease. I had mine repaired two years ago and am doing well. Godspeed and good luck with your journey!