Life is so very complicated. We have rules for everything to help us maintain order and make sense of the chaotic world around us. To live with diabetes in this world, we develop strategies that help us manage complications. Complications are a part of life, with or without diabetes. The idea behind the pieces that we have published in this issue of The PLAID Journal are to force us to get in the game, to think about complications, to talk about them, and to remove the taboo that a life complicated by diabetes has in the mainstream.