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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by abbielew, Dec 6, 2010.

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  1. abbielew

    abbielew TS Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    I maybe am putting this question as a Health/Shooting question on the wrong thread, but here goes.

    As we get older our bodies change and seams like it is just one thing after
    another that effects our shooting ability.

    1. Of the Trap Shooters who have Sugar Diabetes, how do you deal with it.

    2. I think the Trap Shooters who have it would be interested in what
    type of foods you eat and not to eat.

    3. How does sugar diabetes effect you when are shooting and it is hot out.
    water consumption etc etc.

    4. How have you found sugar diabetes to effect your eye site and any
    suggestions about it.

    Those of us OLDER ?'>; shooters who are blessed not haveing Sugar Diabetes
    should be thank full we do not have it.

    Any of you shooters that have Sugar Diabetes, would you please be willing
    to help with any ideas or suggestions.


  2. Hill topper

    Hill topper Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    You are using the old name, generally its just refered to as diabetes now.

    My blood sugar levels seem to determine how clearly I see the target.

    I shoot better on bright sunny days than on overcast ones.

    I control mine with pills and diet, and exercise.

    My cataracts affect my shooting more than the diabetes.


    DBLMTHM Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    Diabetic for the last 24 years. Just went on insulin last 90 days. Monitor blood sugar levels during the shoot and for me I've found that too many carbs will raise levels too high and cause blurred vision. Keep carb levels fairly low and see em better to break.
    Had 98's and 99's in singles during the last year so I know it's not the diabetes to blame when I miss one.
    Hope this helps.

  4. capvan

    capvan Active Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    What YODA100 said. Don't be a diabetic cripple and think too much about it. Watch what you eat (Pasta is real bad), but don't go crazy.

  5. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Nashville Tn
    Until I took control of diabetes, I thought my shooting days were over.

    After a change to the Mediterranean Food Pyramid and going to the next level of fitness, my 20/400 vision has actually improved and scores are fairly consistent.

    I have been off all meds for several years now, and the last two VA physicals have shown "no clinical indications of diabetes". :^)

    Now, vertigo is becoming a factor. Getting old is NOT for sissies!
  6. RJ

    RJ TS Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    Just had cateract implant surgery over a year ago and can see now better than before. With the exception of perifreal vision. But in Trap shooting who needs side to side? As long as I can keep things in fronet of me and not sneak up on either of my sides I'm in the pinks and smokin em hard. Slight lefts and rights as well as hard rights and lefts don't even bother me. Buy watching what I eat and getting my shots as they are due is keeping me in the pink. (Rich.inAz.orinnameonly)
  7. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I don't seem to have much of a problem with it.

    I always make sure to eat a little something before I shoot.

    I control it mainly with exercise.........and try to watch my food intake.

    I just take a couple of pills a day for it.

    Like someone said, control your diabetes, don't let it control you.

    I pretty much can do what I want to do............well, as long as it's lawful. lol

  8. bobdog

    bobdog Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Low blood sugar completely screwed my scores in a handicap event this fall.

    There's a long thread here about diabetes from around September with come useful stuff in it. Has a lot of good info on the subject. I was surprised how many of us shoot with diabetes.
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