I have a 5th grader who has type I DM. Her numbers at home are out of control. She comes to school very, very high and by the end of the day I get her normalized, only to start over again. She is very rebellious and is not monitored at home closely, but that is a whole nother thread!
Today she did not come for breakfast and since she was absent yesterday I thought she was still absent. She showed up at lunch with a very high BG and trace ketones. I asked her what needs to happen in order for her to get her blood sugar under control. She replied "rewards". I asked her to clarify and she said she just wanted some recognition at home when she does do the right thing, not only lectures when she does not.
I told her I will give her all the congratulations she wants! I told her I'd be turning cartwheels if she came in with her sugars regularly under control. She rolled her eyes and said "yeah right". So I offerred her a deal.
If she goes one week with her BG in the range that does not require ketone testing (under 250) for the entire week...I will go to the playground, turn a cartwheel, and let her take a picture. She said "it is ON".
So, being that I have not turned a cartwheel since I was maybe 13, and I am not the most graceful person out there, and anything but svelte...what in the world have I gotten myself into?!?!?!?!?