So we just came up with a new plan in the Perry House..
We are going to try bribery… I guess we should really call it a REWARD System or an Incentive Program – but really, who are we kidding?? We are trying to BRIBE Eden…
How many of us like to see results of hard work? When dieting – you lose weight. When saving $ – you see an increase in your bank account.
Feeling GREAT by maintaining in range blood sugar levels should be incentive enough for Eden but they are NOT. I think she is SO used to being out of range and feeling “murky” that she doesn’t realize how GREAT she could feel all the time. Right now she has NO motivation to take care of herself.
Someone posted a picture on FB of their son’s “magic” blood sugar number – he got paid $5 for hitting that number.. I had an a-ha moment… I think this is JUST what Eden needs to be motivated right now..!!
Her first love is Basketball..
Her second love is FOOD..
Her third love is spending $$$..
No way we can reward with food – that just somehow doesn’t seem right.. But we CAN combine the other two so she can shop for basketball gear..
We have just devised a system where if Eden is responsible with her T1D and has good blood sugar levels she is REWARDED. Hopefully this will be incentive enough for her to WANT to be more responsible with her T1D care.. who knows – we are going to give it a shot. We KNOW T1D doesn’t always comply but we need to try something…
In range – between 120-150 she earns $2
Money ball – 110 – magic number she chose – she earns $10
no bolus deduction (when she forgets) – $5
She has the potential to earn a LOT of $$ here since she tests SO many times per day – so we decided to cap it off at $20 a week so she doesn’t send us completely broke..
Granted I’d rather be broke and see steady numbers.. realistically it is probably cheaper than using extra insulin and testing for ketones every week.
Hopefully this is the motivation she needs and you will soon see Eden dressed head to toe in Nike basketball gear 🙂