Is it too late to beat complications?

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Is it too late to beat complications?

Question: Hi I've had "type 1" diabetes for three years now . . . which I have spent totally NOT in control of it!! My levels are usually above 500!! And every time I decide to start controlling it, all I can think is that the damage has already been done and the complications are ABSOLUTELY coming!!

Is that really true or can I do something to stop these complications!! ?? I am SUFFERING here and no one understands what I am going through. Even the closest ones they think that it's just a simple matter of controlling what you eat!!  Please help!!  I am 17 years old and I have had diabetes since I was 14!

Thank you for your help,

Out of Control

Answer: Dear “Out of Control” . . . It is NEVER too late to BEAT the complications of uncontrolled diabetes! Our bodies have the amazing capacity to heal and restore, and even reverse the damage caused by uncontrolled diabetes.

I know, from personal experience, that controlling diabetes is not easy. And as you well know, perfect control is rarely possible. Just the same, perfect control is something you can aim for.

Find a Doctor and Diabetes Care Team who can help you discover ways of integrating diabetes into you life . . . so that diabetes doesn’t end up controlling you!