Not sure if anyone posted this already. I saw it in Gary Scheiner's newsletter today. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/806768 Since the original study period both groups A1C's have converged at about 8%, but the original intensive control group who kept their A1C's around 7% continues to enjoy far lower incidence of microvascular complications as well as lower risk for cardiovascular disease. The message from this? It seems that tight control in the early years after diagnosis matters a LOT (see "metabolic memory"). Consider this if you have an endo who still clings to the belief that there is a "protective effect" for young children, so A1C's of 8+ are not a problem. Quite the opposite could be true. All the more reason why CGM's and training in intensive control should be prescribed for children.