I've been meaning to make this video for some time now and I finally got around to doing it. The first time Syd checked her sugar on her own was about 4 months after she was diagnosed. She was 4 1/2 and we were getting ready for bed. She said, "Mom I need my sugar checked for bedtime." I said, "Ok just a minute I'm helping your sister get her jammies on." A couple of minutes later Syd said, "My sugar is 89." I came into the living room and saw her sitting "crisscross-applesauce" with her glucometer paraphernalia scattered around her knobby little knees. I guess I should have realized since she was having her sugar checked 8-10 times a day, every day, she was bound to figure out how the process worked. Needless to say, my heart swelled with pride. My music player is at the bottom of my page, you will have to turn it off if you want to be able to hear the video. After I filmed her, Sydney said she was really nervous. I guess that explains her "nervous giggles." Anyway, enjoy the video and the multi-talented Sydney.
P.S. sorry for the sea-sick motions of the camera. I don't claim to be in the cinematography business. Also, it is impossible to keep my super cute 3 year old from singing in the background, so enjoy that as well. :-)
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