Hi everyone, my boyfriend has diabetes type 1 since he was 16y old. Now he is 28 and in the last few years he had a Hba1c between 8.0 and 8.9%. Now we live together and I am trying to cook healty for him (low carb and full grain). I also recently stopped drinking alchool, so that he also have less occasion to drink beer (we are from Germany, so that's a big thing for him! ). Yesterday he had his doctor appointment and he had a Hba1c of 7.9%, which is a good resoult, because it wasn't under 8,...% for a long time. I know it schould stay always under 7%, and I know that sometimes we didn't have healty meals (like in weekends, where he still has few beers and sweets). Is the food really the main reason for this values? He is sporty and not overweight. If really it's the food that influence so much the Hba1c, does it mean that he has to be on strict diet for all his life in order to arrive and stay at 7%? I often ear that nowdays with insulin terapy, diabetic people can have a 'normal' life and eat normaly. Is it really true on your experience? Thank you for who will take some time to write me his experience.