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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

The Adventures of Mr. Kitty and the Lantus Vial

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Aug 10, 2012. 7 Replies

We lost one...a vial of Lantus that is. Lately when I am at my desk, one of our cats has been climbing all over the desk and swatting at anything that moves in an effort to knock it to the floor and…Continue

 

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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
ryryguy392 replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Somethings gotta change'
"I certainly don't argue that the depression may have nothing at all to do with the diabetes. I can say though without a doubt it is part of what is making doing right by my diabetes so much more difficult. Granted, I have other issues going on…"
Nov 8, 2012
ryryguy392 replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Somethings gotta change'
"Looks like my replies are showing up out of place for some reason. I understand the concern around any type of online counseling, really the only reason I had mentioned it was for the fact that I doubt I would find a diabetic counselor who is local.…"
Nov 8, 2012
ryryguy392 replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Somethings gotta change'
"I know how badly I need to get this under control for my sight in the near term, and many other potential complications down the road. I really don't look forward to the idea of the injections. Not sure how I will deal with that even with…"
Nov 8, 2012
Cosumne Jan replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Somethings gotta change'
"Ryryguy, I heard this same story (minus the diabetes and its complications) from a gorgeous, healthy 25 year old lady two days ago. She, too, is fighting depression. My point is simple, while your circumstances certainly are depressing, your…"
Nov 8, 2012
Zoe replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Somethings gotta change'
"I can't comment on the eye issues, but I do have some thoughts about Depression. Depression is more than just "feeling down" it is an illness, and it is much more common among people with D. Being an illness it needs treatment. You…"
Nov 8, 2012
Cinderfella replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Somethings gotta change'
"I hear everything you are saying. I have been where you are: poor control, depression, denial, all of it. After more than 25 years of diabetes (20 of those years poorly managed) i am dealing with eye problems. I've had lasering and injections…"
Nov 8, 2012
ryryguy392 posted a discussion

Somethings gotta change

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, including in the center of my vision where laser is not an option. As a result, I have lost quite a bit more of my vision since my last appointment. Dr gave me a prescription for eye drops he said may slow it down, but is getting insurance stuff in line to start injections into the eye on my next…See More
Nov 8, 2012
Cinderfella replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Eye Problems'
Aug 17, 2012
Super_sally replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Eye Problems'
"Hi, this may be just the push you need. Good they've caught it now before the problems get too bad. The great thing is that you can still get better control and prevent progression. So, let us help you. Tell us what you do and what tools you…"
Aug 16, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Eye Problems'
"Don't beat yourself up to much I think we have all had our problem with control at some time or the other. I saw this tag on an E-mail today it sums up things perfectly. We cannot go back and make a new beginning but starting this day we can…"
Aug 16, 2012
ryryguy392 posted a discussion

Eye Problems

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 eyes were leaking. Went for that today and before the injection the dr looked and told me he saw what looked like quite a bit of damage. The test confirmed for him that I have what he called advanced diabetic eye disease. I am scheduled to start laser surgery next week to stop the leakage. He told me…See More
Aug 16, 2012
ryryguy392 replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Tips to reduce callouses on fingertips?'
"I will probably check with my PCP just to be on the safe side before I make any attempt to take it down with pumice. I'm really bad about remembering to put lotion on even in the winter when my knuckles get raw and cracked. Will try to keep up…"
Aug 12, 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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