By lilaclover Latest Reply 2010-09-12 11:34:57 -0500
Started 2009-06-20 22:21:58 -0500

can anger be due somewhat to diabetes?

23 replies

nuyorican64 2010-09-12 10:06:12 -0500 Report

Anger is a result of this disease,i have gotten to a point where i cant keep a job.i might lose my wife and son because everything bothers i lay in bed and collect my thoughts i find that i am at fault and i apologize to those i've hurt,and i have started to recognizt that this disease attacks me 3 different ways.emotionally,mentally and physically and i have been trying to identify my thought process and reasons for the actions i take thruout the day.

Jipwhip 2009-08-04 15:09:39 -0500 Report

Yes anger can be cause by diabetes. Before my dx my husband would hide from me because he knew I was always in a bad mood before eating or if I ate too much. Now I don't have mood swings unless I don't eat when I am supposed to. But know this you are not alone with this.

Dietbeeties 2009-06-30 11:34:28 -0500 Report

When I have a low, world watch out! The anger/edginess go hand in hand with the shaking, heart racing, confusion and everything else I feel when I get low. I don't know why, and it goes away after my snack…but feeling guilty about being a crab takes longer to go away :(

vgarrison 2009-06-30 12:58:35 -0500 Report

I had the worst low that I have ever had the other day (54). My husband figured it out before I did, because I became a sarcastic banchee. After I got back to normal and everything was said and done, before I could apologize to him, he looked at me and said thank god you get moody when that happens…huh I said, well goodness woman, how else am I supposed to be warned, he said.

Morale: Don't beat yourself up, maybe it's nature's way of clueing others in to our levels and that way they can help us out.

Good Luck


Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-03 21:38:25 -0500 Report

Good thought! God has His own way of helping us—not always in a sweet way,or we would want to be sick more often! PR

vgarrison 2009-07-06 23:24:31 -0500 Report

Isn't that the truth…I heard once of a woman that would make herself go low on purpose so she could eat doughnuts…ok I love me some glazed ones, but I don't think I would go that far…


Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-23 11:57:01 -0500 Report

Haha—Oh, me too!! I love donuts, then I look in the mirror, and they must love me too as they haven't LEFT! ha—PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-04 10:33:28 -0500 Report

My lows have been in the 80's and 90's then up to 185, but since it came back down in a few hours, I guess those numbers are OK< As far as my disposition, it is always a variable!! hahah—Now you can take that whatever way your kind hearts wish! Frankly, my emotions are pretty stable UNTIL someone deliberately makes RUDE comments to me, question my own self worth, and that overwhelming feeling of rejection—-"from the past!!!" but I am learning to work through it then feel better once again. MY hangup , I can now see, is the rejection, no body loves me—-syndrome coupled with abondonment syndrome but am GAINING —-yet losing pounds!! haaaa—-PR

P2putt 2009-06-30 07:01:44 -0500 Report

About 3 weeks ago my wife kept telling me I was cranky, irritable,short tempered and downright nasty. She is not short on words. She kept telling me to check my b.s. I discovered the above occurs when my b.s.
are either high or low. When it is in a normal range I am bearable. Thank you for Discussion topic.Pete

Sarguillo 2009-06-24 13:24:18 -0500 Report

Yes, Diabetes and depression can go hand in hand. Anger goes hand in hand with depression so its safe to assume diabetes and anger are bed mates. I myself was so angry at the world that I almost lost my job. Had an issue with a company we do bussiness with, Got mad, fired off emails, Wasnt watching what I said or who it was sent to. Wrong emails got sent to the wrong people at the wrong companies. That started emails going around to my boss who told me to take some time off and collect my thoughts. I was so assamed of my self afterwards that I decided to lay low and just do my work and let others do what they have to do. I am calmer now. My boss tells me that other are noticing that I am calmer and not as combatant as I used to be. Yes, I do beleive anger and diabetes can go hand in hand.

lipsie 2009-06-24 12:43:36 -0500 Report

Yanno I never really thought about it. I know I can become a ##### and I hate that I do. I will pay more attention to the times…but yeah, this makes sense. Thanks for the thoughts on this! Sheila

Judimar 2009-06-23 19:28:59 -0500 Report

I think that moodiness can be due to blood sugar shifts. My husband who isn't diabetic gets grumpy when he's hungry. I know he notices a change in me when my levels are off and I can definitely feel it as well.

mamaoak 2009-06-23 18:33:29 -0500 Report

thank fio this i wondered why i would snap if supper was not on time. so i will have a snack.

Judi62 2009-06-22 10:19:41 -0500 Report

Absolutely. I was moody before diabetes and moodier now. Keeping notes… I like that idea. I hate it when I feel so angry at the world. Thanks for the advice. Judi

GabbyPA 2009-06-22 09:09:50 -0500 Report

Moody? Who gets moody? On this site? Never! LOL

Yep, emotions can run high when our BG is out of wack and unfortunately, anger or grumpiness is one of them. Sometimes I have to stop and tell myself to quit. I will find that no one can do anything right and I get all huffy. It sucks. At least I can tell it is happening and issue the appropriate apology. LOL

Judimar 2009-06-23 19:26:54 -0500 Report

My husband always suggests I eat something when I get like that. At first I want to hurt him then he grins that impish grin at me and I can't help but laugh. What sucks the most is I hate it when he's right! ROFL!

Splender 2009-06-21 01:33:50 -0500 Report

You know,I've never thought of this happening. Maybe I should start taking some notes myself to find out if that's what's happening to me. Thanks everyone your advice it really did help me.


vgarrison 2009-06-21 00:36:30 -0500 Report

Hello, This post is just screaming me!!!

Before I was first diagnosed my hubby would actually cringe before I ate something because he knew within an hour or so I'd be a "screaming banchee" (his words not mine, I of course think I'm an angel).

After I was diagnosed we soon realized that this behavior was due to me being so "high" after I ate. Now I am starting to notice me nose getting bent out of joint more when I get low.

So basically to answer your question, yes I strongly believe that anger can be caused due to diabetes. Although there are some people out there that are just born sourpusses.

Good Luck
Blessed Be

Dancehawk 2009-06-20 23:39:14 -0500 Report

yes you will find when you do not keep food in tummy on a regular bases or your sugars yo yoing or low you get grumpy, I can be a real $$$$$ and can not stop myself during that time we started recording the time on paper and noticed its when I am droping I get that way, so I have a little snack of carbs and I get back to my self.
I spoke to my doc about it and she said yes you will get moody plus homonal.
There are times I feel like I have the full blown flu too or just feel really punny. I hate how this makes us feel.


cyncyn 2009-06-20 23:58:38 -0500 Report

My mother-in-law gets the same way!!! But we can't convince her as to why this is. She will not test on a regular basis, she only does the fasting in the morning! She will argue with us, that this has nothing to do with her moods! (She states, that it is us, who makes her this way)
But, good for you to keep notes, and have figured it out!

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