Do You ever experience Mood Swings??

By MewElla Latest Reply 2015-10-10 07:10:25 -0500
Started 2011-09-01 16:38:56 -0500

Mood swings have traditionally been characterized mainly by women, but I have noticed, when you have diabetes, it does not matter what your gender is.
Fluctuations in blood sugars that are out of range can be blamed on unexplained mood swings, irritability and tearfulness.
Stresses alter the body's management of glucose. So even if you think your touchiness is related to a stressful situation you are only partially right. Being diabetic, since the stress affects the blood glucose leves, the feelings you experience may actually be a sudden drop or increase in blood sugar, which is caused by metabolic changes, such as cortisal.

So, if you feel jumpy, grouchy, check your blood sugar levels. Altered levels can make it harder to concentrate and can make you very tired. Testing wil tell you if a snack is needed to get you in a better mood. Have You ever had these problems like me??

5 replies

Carol June
Carol June 2015-10-10 00:45:31 -0500 Report

My problem is I don't feel like I'm grumpy it being hard to get along with, but my best friend says i am being mean, treating her badly, talking too much, and I really don't feel like I am! Am I really that much out of control! It hurts my feelings when she says these things and I really don't think I am acting that way? What do you do! I'm reading horror stories by others about their diabetic partners or friends! Do you just lock yourself up away from people!

jayabee52 2015-10-10 07:10:25 -0500 Report

Howdy Carol June
There are times we can be a bit out of control and not realize it due to our higher BG levels. Other times it may be more about the other person. The trick (which I have not learned yet) is to know the difference.

To lock oneself away from people is not the way to go. If it bugs you a lot perhaps you can seek the services of a therapist and talk about the relationship you have with your friend.
God's best to you

Abby888 2011-09-09 18:10:01 -0500 Report

I have noticed that if my blood sugars get above 200 that I am a grouch (according to my family). I don't mean to be but obviously it has effect on my mood. I also suffer from depression and a mood disorder which is currently being treated. Diabetes in itself is very depressing but add the other medical problems I have and its much worse

ShellyLargent 2011-09-01 17:34:20 -0500 Report

OMG! When I'm being "moody" my husband will make me test my number and 9.99999 times outta 10, I'm low. I also get very irritated, very easily, if my numbers have been dramatically up and down for any period of time.