I’m still working on my dissertation, still working full-time and still struggling with the diabetes thing with my daughter.
Yesterday we had her A1C come back at 13.4. In shock and rather annoyed…since she’d promised to take care of herself while I am SO busy. We had a “tete to tete.”
I’ve been reading and reading here and made some little changes.
- We sat down last night made of list of what to think about: her behavior, what I can do to help, and consequences for non-compliance.
- We sat down after school and we looked at each other’s lists and talked about it.
- We have a time line for changes with consequences.
The biggest consequence is no car use until the A1C comes down below 9. She acknowledges her behavior and agreed we can do that now. The next will be that she won’t be able to go to France with her school this summer if she doesn’t take care of herself now. And the biggest consequence is that she cannot go off to college…she will have to stay home and go to a local community college. (This is the one she is worried about and should be!) I have a list of things I can do that will help her too…I promise to not nag (ok…this is hard) and remind her of the horrible possible outcomes for neglecting care. I promise to help more with her meal planning during a busy week.
I told her if she is honest and I can see she’s writing things down and doing the proper testing, she should be fine! The A1C is the average…so she has until August 15…plenty of time to get it back in order. She also has to walk 30 minutes a day…she already has circulation and a rare skin issue.
We’ll see if THIS works.