Hi everyone, I’ve never posted before but I’ve always found this forum helpful so I thought I’d ask for some advice. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 14 years, diagnosed at age 11. My HBA1c’s have always been within range, most recent one was 38%. I’ve really tried my best to keep my blood sugars within range but sometimes I do eat things I shouldn’t and arrange my diabetes around my life instead of the other way around. I’m very conscientious about it all the same and have never had any problems. However I just found out I have background retinopathy and it’s hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m racked with guilt over not looking after myself better when I was younger, I just feel like my messing around has caught up with me. I don’t carb count perhaps because I’ve always refused to let my diabetes run my life but the doctors are always amazed at how well I keep my levels without it. I just know how much to inject and how much I can eat, I suppose I just have my own system which fails sometimes. I’m just wondering how serious this is or should I be very worried about? Is there anything else I can do to improve it or will it go away completely with good control? Sorry for the long post I’m just desperate for some reassurance.