just wondering if any other wives/spouses of a diabetic find it hard sometimes to deal with depression mood swings.

By mizzery Latest Reply 2014-02-26 05:58:40 -0600
Started 2014-02-24 22:04:46 -0600

my husbands mood swings (hes a type 1 diabetic) and or depression is really getting bad he is very short with me if he even speaks to me at all sometimes,he can get mad over the littlest of things and before being diagnosed 4 years ago he wasn't like this.he lately doesn't leave our bedroom(well really is his room I have been hanging out in living room a lot lately) I know he gets tired easy and he has been recently diagnosed with full emphazema and I try to take it all in consideration and I try to blow things off but im humane too I try to talk to my husband things and how he feel but he either says one word or nothing at all.just wondering if anyone else has been there done that thanks

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jayabee52 2014-02-26 05:58:40 -0600 Report

Howdy Mizzery
I can say that I was quite angry for the 1st 3 or 4 years after I was Dx'd and took it out on the wife and kids. I tried not to but sometimes my feelings leaked out. One time my oldest said something which ticked me off, I had a screw driver in my hand and I threw it at him handle first (my ADHD causes me to be impulsive and sometimes not think before I act or speak). By the time it had crossed the living room to where he was sitting on the couch the screwdriver rotated enough for the tip to scratch his side.

Of course I was aghast at what had happened. What if the tip had rotated more and was more to the center of the body. Thankfully that didn't happen and he was only scratched on his left side.

My long suffering wife put up with my outbursts sometimes, and when I got too out of hand she threatened to call the police to get me involuntarily hospitalized for Psych observation for 72 hrs.

fortunately that lasted about 3 yrs and then my anger dissipated.
That was something I would not like to live again. I don't have any Blood Glucose (BG) records from that time so I cannot compare my BG levels with my moods, but I suspect that I wasn't taking good care of myself so I could guess it was from high BG levels.

Now it is rare for me to get angry. I am pretty laid back, but then my BG levels are mostly in the 100 to 130 mg/dl range.

God's best to you and yours

kimfing 2014-02-24 23:22:54 -0600 Report

Hi there. Im sorry you are having to deal with this. Im recently dx almost a year. My husband has been diabetic 30+ years. I have learned that when bs is high, he's grouchy. And have learned to back off until under control. When extremely low he can get a little violent. If he pushes my hand away when trying to help, i know to call 911.

Before i was dx, i was extremely crabby and snapped barely quickly cuz high bs.

Do u know how his bs have been running? Does he test?

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