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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe May 18. 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

Eye Problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cinderfella Aug 17, 2012. 4 Replies

I think at this point I just need to vent. I saw my regular eye doctor a few weeks ago and based on what he saw, he wanted me to go have a dye injection test done to see if any blood vessels in my…Continue

Tips to reduce callouses on fingertips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ryryguy392 Aug 12, 2012. 3 Replies

As the title would suggest, I'm looking for any suggestions to help heal up a calloused finger as a result of finger sticks. When it started to build up (actually 2 fingers) I quit using those two…Continue

 

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ryryguy392 replied to Jen's discussion 'Seeds and high-fibre foods'
"I can eat sunflower seeds all day long as a snack without insulin and see no effect on my sugars. Lately I go through a container of them about every 2 days. They make a nice snack when I don't feel like injecting."
Jun 22
Zoe replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"I can definitely see from your replies you know what you are doing. My guess is that you need to have the confidence you know what you're doing! Yes, of course a set dose (and no corrections??) is not the way to go. It does sound as if morning…"
May 18
ryryguy392 replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"Zoe, thank you for such a long reply. I am sorry for taking so long to reply. With my eyes where they are right now, reading and replying takes me quite a bit of time. Please don't let this limit your replies, just know I may be a bit slow to…"
May 18
ryryguy392 replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"I like the idea of going over things from time to time with someone as you mention doing with someone from the insurance company. I am also thinking I will schedule an appt with another endo, but keep my next one with this endo until I see if I do…"
May 17
OldTech replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
""I will never have her blessing for how I am achieving my goals" That's a hard one! Even though I think of myself as being independent minded and more than willing to sift through all the info, I, like you, would still like my doctor…"
May 17
ryryguy392 replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"I am certainly open to more reading and a better understanding of what low carb is all about and how to implement it. It does interest me, I don't mean to sound like I am against it at all. The dedication needed is the only part I know I will…"
May 17
ryryguy392 replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"The level of dedication to it is what worries me a little. I am sure I can and should be eating better than I do, I just worry that I wouldn't be able to stick to something too extreme."
May 17
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"Dr. Bernstein's methods work for many but they take an extreme amount of commitment. Many find them very hard to adhere to. Some folks use Dr. Bernstein's book as a bible but I use what I learned in a more moderate fashion."
May 14
OldTech replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"If you want to know more about low carb I highly recommend Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. He also provides a lot of advice for type 1's on insulin. I had already decided to go low carb based on my meter before I even found Dr Bernstein.…"
May 13
Zoe replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"I agree your doctor seems stuck in the dark ages. Changing is an option, but I know you are pressured right now with your need for surgery. One good saying for white coats is "take what you need and leave the rest". Since you are really…"
May 13
Anne replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vitrectomy, an update, and not so impressed by new doctor'
"Ryan, My suggestion for you is to find a new doctor. You may want to call your insurance company and see if they offer any CDE or Nurse advice call in numbers? Mine does, so I speak with a nurse once a month, just to catch up and see how things are…"
May 13
ryryguy392 posted a discussion

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

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 treatment done one session per eye, and then was put on Bromday drops which were supposed to help stabilize my leaky blood vessels after the fact. I have progressed to the point of needing a vitrectomy in both eyes as of a few weeks ago. Over a period of a couple of weeks, I lost a lot of my…See More
May 9
Lauren Granata and ryryguy392 are now friends
Sep 8, 2013
Megasaurus_Rex left a comment for ryryguy392
"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…"
Jan 18, 2013
ryryguy392 commented on SamiiiG's blog post 'I have diabetes...'
"I want to thank you for posting this. I have fought anxiety and depression for about 14 years or so now myself, and am preparing to meet with a new Dr about this. Recently been diagnosed with retinopathy, and I think that has been a wake up call. I…"
Dec 3, 2012
ryryguy392 commented on Jen's blog post '14Things'
"I experienced one side of #11 today while grocery shopping. Came across fudge covered Ritz crackers. Sounded amazing, until I looked at the carb count and realized at my lightest I:C ratio they were half a unit of insulin...per cracker! A little…"
Nov 15, 2012

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January 1, 1993
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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…
Ryryguy-
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 5:01am on April 16, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome to TuD.
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