We are five months post diagnosis and Eliza has started checking her own blood sugar. She really had no interest in doing it herself until she started hanging out with another little girl on our street who also has Type 1. She checks her own sugar and is few years older than Eliza. One morning I was in the kitchen and Eliza decided to check herself and did it start to finish with no help. She has been checking herself frequently since then. Although it is bittersweet, I am so proud of her.