Sam over at Talking Blood Glucose often writes very frank and honest posts about her rebellion stage, which is now leading to complications. I enjoy the fact that Sam is so open about it - it's not a taboo, or something she wants to hide - quite the opposite in fact, she wants to educate.
It got me thinking about me, and complications. I feel incredibly grateful that I have had no complications of type one diabetes as yet. This is despite the fact when I was in secondary school, I'd be lucky if I tested my sugars once a week, let alone the 6+ a day I do at the moment. I think it is also down to the fact that I led a relatively balanced lifestyle - I ate decent food, didn't snack all over the place, did some exercise each week. Which kept my hba1cs in the 7s, which the hospital were always pleased with.
My highest hba1c ever is 9.4, which I got in autumn last year. This shook me right up, especially as when I went to the opticians they had trouble getting the right prescription for me and told me it was because I had unstable blood sugars. My last was 7.4, which I am over the moon with, and I'm hoping to get it in the 6s.