Hello there! I'm Ali. I've had diabetes for about 19 years, since I was 9. For the first few years after getting diabetes, my parents took care of me and helped me keep my blood sugars in tight control. When I was around 17, I decided I didn't want this disease anymore and I rebelled by not taking my blood sugars. I refused to learn how to take care of myself and I was out of control with blood sugars sometimes getting into the 600s. I would wake up with my toes being numb and spent a lot of my day/night going to the bathroom. This went on for several years. I decided to get on track a few years ago and have been struggling with my blood sugars ever since. I really have a hard time accepting that I even have a disease and get easily frustrated, but I am now determined to get my numbers under control. I have a wonderful son, Liam, who is 1 and have been married for 3 years (together for 10). Thanks for reading this!