After 10 days getting to grips with things I've done a lot of reading and scared myself countless times. The thing that is niggling away at me the most is wondering how long I have had diabetes for. After roughly 2 weeks of being thirsty as hell I went to the docs on the 28th Dec and was admitted to hospital with BG of 21 and diagnosed. My a1c was 98. A few days later and my eye sight is pretty much perfect. I have worn glasses for around 10 years but the prescription has always remained the same and I actually had an eye exam the same day I went to the docs with the thirst and everything was fine with my eyes. I've read that a symptom of diabetes is blurry eyesight and that once your levels are under control and BG drop your eyesight improves. As I've worn glasses for years could this suggest that I've had undiagnosed diabetes for years but I've perhaps had a long honeymoon period already and now it had expired I've finally been hit with the symptoms? Can a general eye test find diabetes or is a different test needed? Is an a1c level of 98 very high? I read that your last 30 days blood activity (for want of a better phrase) can influence the reading a lot. With it being Christmas there was a fair bit of rich eating going on. Could this have had an a particularly negative impact on my reading? What does the a1c figure work out as an average BG level? I'm pretty sure that my DSN said that they caught it early though? Does the above sound like it was caught early? Im on 14 Basel and 6 Bolus I'm just confused by it all. I know that you're not doctors but I would appreciate your options if you have the time! Thanks.