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Treating rebound highs

Started this discussion. Last reply by HPNpilot 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

So as I sit here and ponder how high I am going to end up after (over?)correcting a low, I wonder, how long do others wait after a low before correcting a rebound high to avoid setting off the roller…Continue

Tags: rebound, correction, hypo, low

Vision Loss - Vitrectomy - Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by ryryguy392 Dec 8, 2014. 13 Replies

Hi all,(This got long, so I'll ask the question here, feel free to read the story below if you wish.)*I've lost a ton of vision, am struggling to function, and would like suggestions for adapting and…Continue

Tags: vitrectomy, retinopathy, impaired, visually, vision

Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe May 18, 2014. 10 Replies

It has been a while since I have been on here. Most of you that have read my past postings know that I have struggled with anxiety and sugar control for a long time now. In August of 2012 I had laser…Continue

Tags: retina, eye, vitrectomy

Somethings gotta change

Started this discussion. Last reply by ryryguy392 Nov 8, 2012. 6 Replies

I had another not so great eye appointment today with the retina specialist. Where I had the focal laser treatments done the leakage has calmed down, but other areas have gotten quite a bit worse,…Continue

Tags: uncontrolled, T1D, anxiety, eye


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ryryguy392 replied to Elena's discussion 'Another new person joining the club'
"I worked one on one with Gary when I learned carb counting, started MDI, and then moved to the pump 15 years ago. If you can, I highly recommend him. He was great to work with, and very detailed when going over your logs and tweaking doses. I have…"
5 hours ago
HPNpilot replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Treating rebound highs'
"One thing that I learned from tudiabetes, is to learn exactly how much 1 gram of carb raises your bg, and use that to calculate how much carb you need to correct your bg back to your target level. You can do this experimentally, by eating , for…"
5 hours ago
ryryguy392 is now friends with Alex and Shayla
6 hours ago
swisschocolate replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Treating rebound highs'
"I am a horrible over-treater, especially if i wake up with a terrifying low at night. I don't even try to stay moderate, because I know I just can't. I usually just try to know how much i eat, and then, when my BG is in range again, i…"
6 hours ago
ryryguy392 replied to Elena's discussion 'Another new person joining the club'
"I would second the idea of a therapist. I also see someone once a week for an hour. I went a lot of years on and off with therapists, and could never find one that I felt I could really work with. I usually got to a point where I wasn't feeling…"
6 hours ago
ryryguy392 replied to Elena's discussion 'Another new person joining the club'
"I still struggle from time to time with negative feelings around an off blood sugar reading. It does get easier though. Even if you are beating yourself up, tell yourself it is only data. Even when you answer yourself with more negativity. Doing so…"
18 hours ago
ryryguy392 replied to Elena's discussion 'Another new person joining the club'
"Elena, I was diagnosed very young (age 6), so I don't really remember it and can't speak to the emotions of diagnosis. I can say that up until recently, I wasn't taking care of myself, and was running my sugars very high, 300-400s.…"
21 hours ago
Terry replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Treating rebound highs'
"As Alex said, over-treating a low is one reason for the rebound high. Another reason is if a low goes on longer than about 20 minutes then liver and counter-regulatory hormones can create a high resistant to adding insulin. I know it's tough to…"
Alex replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Treating rebound highs'
"I just recently (well a few months ago, really) got a CGM. One thing that I am learning about low blood sugar, now that I have the cgm, is that I have been eating way too many carbs to treat my lows. If I get to be lower than 70 mg/dL, I need to…"
ryryguy392 replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"I chuckled a little when you called the 508 old. I had a 507 when I first went on the pump, and then switched to a 508. I guess in technology terms, it is pretty old, since I haven't been on a pump in 12 years."
ryryguy392 commented on Shayla's blog post 'Good News!'
"I've been considering a cgm. My issue is also the insertion. I do shots very slowly, and when I was on the pump (I used the Minimed angled set that you insert by hand) I used to absolutely torture myself building up to doing it, and then…"
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Treating rebound highs

So as I sit here and ponder how high I am going to end up after (over?)correcting a low, I wonder, how long do others wait after a low before correcting a rebound high to avoid setting off the roller coaster for the rest of the day? I just had a low that left me feeling out of it while waiting for it to come back up, and at 20 minutes, hadn't moved any (second reading was about 4 points below the first). I treated again and began to come up, but I'm sure I over shot my correction.See More
ryryguy392 replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"I was on a pump for about 4 years. In that time, I caught tubing on a fair share of doorknobs, dropped the pump a few times from my belt (my tubing was too short to let it hit the floor, so it hung from it) and I never once pulled a set out. The…"
ryryguy392 replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"That nervous, on edge, shaky feeling is my normal sign that I am low. It can be confusing sometimes, if I am nervous about something else, sometimes I test my sugar to see if I might be low. In high school (10 years ago), I was allowed to test in…"
ryryguy392 replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"I didn't want to be the first to bring it up, but I also inject through clothing from time to time."
ryryguy392 replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"I know a lot of people prefer pens over syringes. I actually prefer the syringes myself. You can get syringes as small as 30 units, and they have a short 6mm needle. By comparison, the pens I've seen are 4mm needles, so the pen is just a tad…"

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At 11:26pm on January 18, 2013, Megasaurus_Rex said…

Hey Ryan. While I'm sorry to hear that you've been experiencing a similar problem as me, I'm glad you got into contact. It is helpful to know that I'm not the only person experiencing this sometimes irrational and overwhelming anxiety. I'm definitely interested in talking!

At 4:44pm on July 29, 2012, Jill Marie said…
Hope you have a good day at work and you didn't stress to much about your blood sugars...is that even possible?! ;) anytime you want to chat or talk let me know! Did you have anything happen to you that set off your fear of being low?
At 9:27pm on July 28, 2012, Jill Marie said…
I was browsing some of the forums and came across yours an I wanted to just comment on your situation. I am new to tudiabetes, just been on a few days, and mainly looking for advice and support from others.
I know there are many diabetics and ends and nurses and others that can tell you "of course it is only natural the be fearful of lows" yes of course I also agree but to a point, that fear can become almost irrational once you add anxiety...which I have been battling now for 5 years.
I never used to be afraid of lows through middle and high school. In fact, diabetes never really stopped me and I just took shots, or counting carbs as well and ended up doing just fine. Once I hit college, I followed the same routine and it was working for me, just guessing and over or underestimating.
I was living in an apartment with two other girls, of which didn't work the best, we ended up to having any kind of close relationship at all. One night, I went to take insulin for my meal and my BS was around 400. Since I didn't really carb count and was feeling very frustrated with myself, I gave myself 14 units of insulin. Keep in mind I probably had about 40 grams of carbs, I have a 1:13 carb ratio and sensitive of 1:70. Needless to say, 3 hours later I dropped. I treated like I always do but then I realized I was still dropping...and dropping...and dropping. Alone, with my friends and future husband gone for the weekend, parents 2 hours away I was terrified about passing out and having no one to help me. It was a very long night, with 911 on my phone ready to press go but eventually I did come back up to 70 an hour later. Of course I felt horrible and was then just terrified. Since then, although I know what I did wrong, I STILL cannot get my irrational fear of going low out of my mind. I have purposefully not taken enough insulin and have put myself into DKA many times. It has been a constant struggle between my rational mind and my anxiety. I wish I could forget that night! My husband and family have née supportive and will say take the certain amount of insulin...or..you will be fine...or if you get low you can treat and come right back up. Of course they are always right and I usually end up going higher but I completely understand your fear as I live with it everyday and it is in my thoughts all the time I need to shoot up...so to speak.
I used to get physically I'll from my anxiety before taking insulin, shaking, crying, just everything. I am now doing better with support and talking about it, however this is no easy fix. It has been 5 years since then and I still continue to struggle. Anxiety does run in my family and can impact people really starting in their mid 20s (looking at your profile, you are 25)?
I guess I just wanted to share my story to let you know you are not alone and many things are 'easier said then done'. Diabetes is not just about eating carbs and insulin. It is completely a mindset thing and if you are struggling with anxiety, as I have, it can so very frustrating. I would love to talk more about it if you want as I completely understand what you are going through...plus...I just got a pump so imagine knowing you always have short acting insulin being pump into you allll the time and being fearful of lows, yep, just awesome for anxiety! Haha, but am doing okay, just keep telling myself you will be fine. I guess it is better then the alternatives...complications and feeling like crap all the time since you're high in the sky! Hope this helped.
At 8:21pm on April 18, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Ryryguy392!
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At 11:02am on April 16, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY RYRYGUY392!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hello and Welcome to TuD.
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