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Trap scores and Diabetes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Push, Sep 18, 2011.

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  1. Push

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    How do you feel your scores are affected by high or low Glucose readings?
     
  2. Hill topper

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    My vision is not as sharp when my blood sugar is off.
    The result is more lost targets as I can't see them clearly.

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  3. YODA100

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    Negatively ....
     
  4. Push

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    Yoda, are you saying it does not affect your scores or it affects them negatively?

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  5. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    I've had diabetes for approx. 20 years and when it is high, between 160 and 275, i do not notice any problems. However, when it goes low, for me, under 100, my knees get weak. I get shaky, I get a head ache and my heart starts to skip beats. I can't do much of anything when it goes low and it usually takes about 4 to 6 hours to get back to normal. Going low on sugar is defineately a worse feeling than having a high sugar level. Bulge.
     
  6. YODA100

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    They are affected negatively ...
     
  7. Hauxfan

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    I can't say as I notice much difference. But I do make sure they are not to low by eating something before I shoot.

    Hauxfan!
     
  8. rick979

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    Before diabetes in 1990 AA/27/AA. Now, with diabetes...just another "bottom feeder". :(
     
  9. Basfshmn

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    What Bulge said is exactly what i try to do, The Key is eating before you shoot, I try to get my sugar to around 180 before the shoot starts. I feel no effects of the sugar around that range, but boy let it get low and i'm a mess. One other thing I do is keep some loose skiddles or jelly beans (pour sugar) in my pocket. If I feel my sugar dropping to low during the shoot, i'll pop a few in my mouth, they will get it back up in a very short time for me. Rick
     
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    Anything much below 100, and I feel off. When I am less than 160 I do fine....for a B shooter at the 20 yard line. We all need to monitor our blood sugar levels, and keep a very balanced diet for a healthy LONGER life!!
     
  11. perga1

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    High or low my vision blurs. It is best between 100-160 but it will often vary by more than that diffeential in a 100 target event. I have started events at 120 and finished at 180+ and I have started at 160 and finished below 100. I have not found the secret to maintaining a steady number but it does happen sometimes. Lower than 80 I get the shakes and pins and needles in my calves and feet. I take Glyburide/Metphorman and Januvia. The Januvia has helped level it out some.JRM
     
  12. Ed Y

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    If I'm under 180 when I go to the line I'm good but I must be over 70. I don't get shaky till I'm under 40.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  13. blade819

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    It doesn't affect me as long as I keep hydrated and proper sugar levels. I take Lipzoid and it drops the sugar very low so you need to monitor it. Thank you Agent Orange!

    blade819
     
  14. wheelchair shooter

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    As long as I keep my sugar between 110 and 160 I'm ok. Any higher or lower and my vision blurs or I get weak and get the shakes.

    Thad
     
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    Undiagnosed for year.scores a mess.460 blood sugar when they took me to hospital getting a handle on it now I hope
     
  16. Dr. Dirt

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    Holy smokes 682LINY I dropped over on the bathroom floor at 3am. Lucky our dog woke my wife up. Over to the eroom I was about 350. That was 9 yrs ago.If I drop down to 80 or lower it really affects my vision and that old computer between my ears. Just cant react as fast or think as clearly. I carry some glucose tablets with me. About 4 of them boosts my blood 15 min. Also I try to eat about 60 grams of carbs 1hr before shooting.
     
  17. sliverbulletexpress

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    My eyes get blurry when my sugar is too high when it gets below 120 I feel weak. I always seem too shoot better when I'm a little bit hungry but with D that's hard to do without being too low. Best thing about D is I can eat a candy bar or piece of cake and get a buzz about like a six pack used to do.
     
  18. Push

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    If mine gets bellow 70 I'm in trouble. Seems above 180 I'm just off. Can't concentrate - jump at targets, shoot early, don't see as well things like that.
    I'm sure not the shooter I was since Diabetes. I can say I average 93/94 when feeling good - the average 80 when feeling off.
     
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