Hey there! I'm Kelly. I'm 21 (22 in 17 days!) and I've been T1 for 5 years so far. I've spent most of my time as T1 oscillating between trying to ignore the fact that I had diabetes and obsessively worrying about it. I've never had an A1c under 7 (although I had quite a few hover around 7), but at one time I was so intent on keeping my blood sugars low that I had a number of pretty scary hypo events. I wrecked my car twice due to hypos and have scared my family and friends more than I would have liked. Since then I've been much less intense about monitoring my blood sugar and my A1c has been rising as a result. Despite that I've still had a couple of scary lows recently and I really want to start working to be as healthy as possible. I think that by joining sites like this and being able to talk to other diabetic people will help me to put my life into perspective, I hope!