Hi To All:- I have been enjoying reading all the material on the site, so decided i better join. I have been a T 1 diabetic for 63 years, in the course of that time I have been on many different Insulin's but always the same diet and xercise program. About 5 1/2 years ago switched from needles to the pump, wished that I had done it 20 years ago, luv it. I have experienced complications such as heart disease (had bypass surgery and also 7 stents over the last 12 years.) I also am just getting over Temp paralysis of the third nerve, lost control of the left eye and the lid, has taken 12 weeks to right itself, another Diabetic problem. Best advice I can give, control your diet, never miss a meal or your medication ( Insulin or pills) Here in Canada the A1C goal is 7.0 or lower, I have been able to stay at the low to mid 6. range. Still work regularly with Diabetic educators at the hospital on a regular basis. Looking forward to reading more Diabetic information .