im 17 years old, im a student in my senior year. i was diagnosed with diabetes when i was 10 yrs old. i lost too much weight in a short period of time (i was sooo skinny about 20 kgs). so after i was diagnosed my mum helped me alot with my diabetes (as i was just a little kid) and i used to take care of everything i ate and i tested alot and everything was going well. and years passed by and as i grew older i became more independent and my mum became less involved with me, and i became soo careless,i ate whatever i wanted to eat without taking insulin(only taking insulin before the meals) and without testing (i tested my bg like once every month!!) and i havent went to my doctor in ages. A couple of months ago i found out that my a1c was 7.something (not that bad but my parents werent pleased). then a month ago i tested my a1c again and it was 8.2 (i ve seen much worse a1c's) but i wasnt pleased with myself at all. i decided that i would take care of myself again. so now i watch the stuff i eat and test my bg 3-4 times a day (i knw i shuld test more than that but its an improvement compared to once a month) and im going to my doctor soon. im even considering a pump (i hope i would get one i ve read alot about how pumps help people gain control of their diabetes leading a healthy and easy life with less complications).