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Long-term complications real stories

Many people with Type 1 diabetes worry about potential long-term complications. Some start thinking about it right after diagnosis and for others it starts when they experience their first symptoms or are diagnosed with early signs of complications. High glucose levels over time are associated with many different types of complications. Achieving good glucose levels and target HbA1c are the key to helping reduce risk, delay or avoid developing long-term complications. Read the real-life stories of other people with Type 1 diabetes and discover how they have found their way to better control.

Being diagnosed with diabetes was a very sad moment for me. At 20 years old I felt all my dreams melting away. Then, as I started to learn more about my condition, the more I started to dread the possibility of long-term complications caused by poor glucose control. (At that time, I wasn’t managing my diabetes well at all on multiple daily injections.) But now, I can better control my blood glucose levels. I live a healthy, active life and I have no signs of any long-term complications. I am so grateful for that.