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Andrew's Photo My name is Andrew and I'm 5 years old. My Dad is diabetic and sometimes I would help him with his meter. Last summer I was thirsty all the time and had to go to the bathroom a lot. Dad checked me on his meter and my level was 568. Mom and Dad took me right to the doctor who had blood drawn and then checked me all over. The doctor said I was very healthy and it was a false alarm, but then the blood test came back and my number was 608.

I spent two days in the hospital. I didn't mind the glucometer checks but I hated the shots! Now I'm used to them though. I know they are important to keep me healthy.

I can do my own meter. Mon and Dad still do my shots. I have a case and meter just like Dad! Dad doesn't take shots anymore though. He just got an insulin pump. Maybe when I grow up I will get one too.

I have a 12 year old brother and 4 year old sister, they donít have diabetes and I'm glad. They wouldn't like the shots.

I like seeing the pictures on the computer of kids like me.

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