I don't write too frequently about O's diabetes because most of the time, there's not much to say about it. But she had an endo appointment last week and today I got her a1C back. Considering her 7 and 14 day averages were 146, I was expecting a decent one. Instead, I got 8.3%, which is equal to about a 215 average.
How the hell did that happen? Between the two of us, she's checked 10 - 12 times a day. Where am I missing the highs? Do I need to put her on the CGMS three day thing again? Check her more frequently during the night?
I know she needs to get more exercise and needs to start eating better. We've discussed this and since I'm doing Weight Watchers, the junk food isn't coming into the house any more. But I think she's sneaking food. She's bolusing for it, but she's not telling me about it. So by the time dinner rolls around, she'll have had an apple, a yoghurt and some toast already. That's a lot of calories, even if they aren't necessarily junk-food calories. A calorie is a calorie.
I'm worried, too, that she's eating out of boredom. I do that. I need to find something that we can do together, that will keep her from munching on things. We've been watching a lot of TV lately - far too much TV, to be honest - and I need to figure out something else that we can do together in the evenings. TCBIM isn't often home until 8 or later, if he's bar tending, so O and I are here alone and after the babies go to bed, we just veg on the couch together, watching Law & Order (that show is on every. single. night. On, like, twelve channels. Bastids.)
So what can we do together that can take being interrupted by a nursing baby? I'm not crafty - I can't knit or sew. I could try, but I don't know how much fun it would be. I have NO desire to scrapbook. Everything I can think of to do involves cooking because that's what I love. I love to read and I love to cook. I suppose I could bake bread with her - she likes baking - but again, food. And that's not exactly something you can finish in one evening. It's sort of an all day affair. Anyone have any suggestions of things to do with a 12 year-old girl?
Don't suggest going for walks. It's about 87 below zero outside and I hate winter and the cold and the outdoors in general. I am not the outdoor type.