What causes complications?

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 keys 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.