Found this via Twitter a little bit ago.
Pretty interesting article (to me) as I've never had a "perfect A1C" and it's only been below 8.2 TWICE in my 17years. For the first 12years-ish of my Diabetes..I was in the 10-12 range, then I got it down to 9 just before my pre-teen years and floated around there until about 5years ago I got switched to Lantus/Novorapid and started floating in the 8.2-8.9 range..only getting it to 7.6 and 7.4 due to extreme number of lows. Yet, here I am 17years later still with zero signs of complications and zero preventative medications. I've got other health stuff but nothing linked to my diabetes.
I've never known why, considering I've been told (not by my mother who would never say such things but by doctors, other parents, nurses) since I was 6years old I would die young, go blind and lose limps if I didn't have a "perfect" A1C at all times.
It'll be interesting to see if they discover why some of us get them no matter how in control we are and some of us seem to be lucky enough not to regardless of control level.
Btw not trying to rub this in people's faces who have complications, I consider myself extremely lucky. Especially considering I don't have ideal control and I don't follow a "Diabetic Routine" (as many of you know, I drink, I smoke, I did drugs for a long time and I eat cupcakes and donuts whenever I want - within reason).