Hey all, I've been type 1 for 18 years and luckily did not develop complications yet. The first few years when I became a type 1 diabetic as a child, 18 years ago, I had the worst readings (Hba1c around 10). But the past 5 to 10 years, my readings have been excellent (Hba1c 5) and I feel great. However, occasionally, there is the exception of when I catch the flu, even if my Hba1c is OK, I spend a few weeks with almost impossible to control insulin levels and spend few days at 20 mmol/l :/ .... I want to ask if past experiences, being more than 10 years ago, put me at an increased risk of developing complications in the future? Does the diabetec body learn to heal itself over periods of good sugar levels or is the approach towards complications more along the lines of wear-and-tear damage?