Do You Think That Diabetics Are Moodier Than Other People?

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-09-04 00:03:51 -0500
Started 2012-08-25 06:01:24 -0500

Hormonal changes within our body controls our emotional state.

It is a known fact (both medically and scientifically) that the hormonal state of diabetics is somewhat compromised.

With our Endocrine System working "Overtime", and "Out of Wack" this process sets in motion the makings of a pretty "Moody" roller coaster ride sometimes!

Why?
Unbalanced hormonal output from within our bodies!

Do You Think That Diabetics Are Moodier Than Other People?

Are you moodier now that you have been diagnosed with diabetes?
Do you believe that diabetes plays a part in your emotional state of mind?

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/...

What effect does your diabetes have on family, friends and others daily?

Are you "extending" your diabetes diagnosis to others unknowingly through your actions, making them victims of your disease?

http://behavioraldiabetesinstitute.org/downlo...

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/...

Managing your diabetes will go a long way in helping you to control your emotions!

~Mays~


29 replies

T1mama
T1mama 2012-09-04 00:03:51 -0500 Report

When I first found out that I was diabetic there were a bunch of people that I knew who felt the urge to tell me about someone that they knew who died from diabetes or complications thereof. That always made me mad. I know that I get really short tempered when my sugar gets low, my husband tells me that all the time. I think that because of the issues that we are faced with because of diabetes, that diabetics may tend to have mood swings that non diabetics wont have. I know I do

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2012-09-03 16:05:08 -0500 Report

I get really moody when someone who knows nothing about diabetes gives me "advice" on how to take care of myself. I also get moody when people make assumptions about my character because I am diabetic. So I guess the answer to the question is yes…lol

2manypricks
2manypricks 2012-08-31 00:25:20 -0500 Report

Yes we are moodier than most lol!! But then again being an emotional woman that i am is a double whammy for me! Key thing here is sleep get your 8 hrs ppl.
Highs and lows of anything will do this to most xo

jvdsammy
jvdsammy 2012-08-30 01:51:17 -0500 Report

Yes!! Of course. Diabetes affects the dopamine and serotonin levels of the brain! Get a grip folks as from head to foot our condition is marked /

type1's mom
type1's mom 2012-08-28 09:53:20 -0500 Report

My 10 yr old type one has been going from running jumping giggling to crying over ANYTHING and clumsy which of course makes him cry from the accidents. He cycles through this quickly several times a day. Poor thing he used to be jolly all the time. Now I keep reminding his brother "be nice-don't make him cry!". I definitely believe this has to do with diabetes since I started noticing it only a month or so before his diagnosis. Oh and to be fair he is very brittle so the swings could be going with his highs and lows.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-27 06:07:46 -0500 Report

I am a 49 year YOUNG woman and am on a roller coaster ride lately. I am experiencing pre menopause, my big D, and the there's that pesky thyroid that brings on a sudden chill making my BG level drop! Am I moody, yeah even more so when people in the office talk too loud. The littlest things can get to me, so how do I cope? I have to ask myself is it me, what's my BG reading, sometimes will just take a breather from people in general! My poor hubby, the last year has been a rough kne all the way around! Thank goodness we live on a mountain with a lot of space WHEN we need it! LOL!

JSJB
JSJB 2012-08-27 03:59:26 -0500 Report

I've always had a short fuse but prior to beind pre diagnosed I was able to tone town the temper tantrums. Recently I noticed that I do fly off the handle a little more but take control of the tantrum and mellow out. I do not know if it is because my sugar is hi or low but my wife is there as always (45 YRS) to remind me and I calm down.

annesmith
annesmith 2012-08-27 02:22:38 -0500 Report

I did not fully realize it until recently, but, if I am in a blood sugar low, I am actually feeling quite depressed—I got numb to it over the years. I have taken note recently over HOW much better I feel when I get up, go get a full meal along with orange juice—I feel enormously better after that——here is an example of the wide range lately I had—-83 in the morning, then 200 in the late afternoon—-that's actually pretty good for me—ha—-I know it's not funny, but, sometimes I have to laugh—-ha, ha—geez, one day I was 99, then 588—-wow—interesting—-I can clearly see why we all get frustrated—-ha—-ANNE

annesmith
annesmith 2012-08-27 02:22:38 -0500 Report

I did not fully realize it until recently, but, if I am in a blood sugar low, I am actually feeling quite depressed—I got numb to it over the years. I have taken note recently over HOW much better I feel when I get up, go get a full meal along with orange juice—I feel enormously better after that——here is an example of the wide range lately I had—-83 in the morning, then 200 in the late afternoon—-that's actually pretty good for me—ha—-I know it's not funny, but, sometimes I have to laugh—-ha, ha—geez, one day I was 99, then 588—-wow—interesting—-I can clearly see why we all get frustrated—-ha—-ANNE

pixsidust
pixsidust 2012-08-25 11:18:37 -0500 Report

People can be moody from a lot of different bodily changes
for women in Menopause..the change, High blood pressure, Manic depression (not enough lithium in the body) and Diabetes to name a few.
Perhaps its the stress of an event, the day or even just being too tired.
Are we more moody? Maybe at times or maybe we are just as moody as the next person…

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-08-25 10:40:31 -0500 Report

oh noooo. I am 47 and going through hormonal changes because of my age! so wow, I have two reasons that i am this way now. My last OGBYN would not even check my hormones when I asked, she did not think I had enough symptoms, that needed to be checked yet…got to go to another doctor, cause I KNOW they are out of whack.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-08-25 10:40:31 -0500 Report

oh noooo. I am 47 and going through hormonal changes because of my age! so wow, I have two reasons that i am this way now. My last OGBYN would not even check my hormones when I asked, she did not think I had enough symptoms, that needed to be checked yet…got to go to another doctor, cause I KNOW they are out of whack.