Mood swings

By AnitaLiz Latest Reply 2010-06-09 01:39:05 -0500
Started 2010-06-08 11:00:49 -0500

I was diagnosed with Type II about seven years ago and thought I pretty much had it under control - good A1C's and all that - but really have been having crazy mood swings all these years. I seriously thought I was manic-depressive or something like that and all of a sudden - boing! - realized that I haven't been monitoring my blood sugars for years or trying to make any kind of correlation between my bad moods and my blood sugar levels. Why this never occurred to me I will never know but I'm going to start monitoring my blood sugars more often (as we are supposed to…). "Could this be the answer?" she asked hopefully. Perhaps all these years of just accepting that I have diabetes and actually trying to take care of myself as a diabetic might make a difference! I feel a little foolish - well, maybe more than a little foolish - about admitting that I've treated myself so casually, to the point of ignoring that I'm diabetic, without realizing the consequences. It'll be interesting to see how this all turns out!

6 replies

petals 2010-06-08 19:10:28 -0500 Report

My mother-in- law was like that because her blood sugars were alll over the place. She never did do anything about it. I am glad that you are going to do something about yours. Good luck and keep me updated.

monkeymama 2010-06-08 13:39:51 -0500 Report

The mood swing can be a big part of having high and low blood sugars. There could also be more than one issue here as well. See how your moods are when your blood sugars are close to controlled and not real high. How are your moods then? Ask yourself if it has gotten a lot better or just some. That will help clue you in on if there is more than one issue or if it is solely because your BG are out of line. Hope this helps you out.

AnitaLiz 2010-06-08 16:40:57 -0500 Report

Thanks - I'm going to start more monitoring. I was checking my BG only when I woke up - I used to check it at least three or four more times during the day but got lazy thinking I was well under control. This will take a little more work but in the long run it will be worth it. Thanks again.

Harlen 2010-06-08 12:14:57 -0500 Report

Thats how I was DX
I am a fun loving man and on vacation I was grumpy real grumpy lol
Best wishes

AnitaLiz 2010-06-08 16:46:20 -0500 Report

Thanks - I should have remembered how it was when I was first diagnosed - wild mood swings from feeling perfectly normal to feeling almost out of control angry! And crying - no, sobbing - all the way home from Target when I read that a serving of even sugar-free cookies was only two! Two cookies for one serving! I didn't know how I was ever going to make it! I'm not quite that bad now, though…! But in a way it's almost like starting over again but I'm glad it happened now and not before something really bad starting happening.

Harlen 2010-06-09 01:39:05 -0500 Report

Me too
Benn there and I too know how it is cookies I remember them from a long long time ago oouuppps I had some last week lol they where good too but only 2 little ones
lol for me its more of cutting the carbs I try not to have more then 100 carbs a day so if I do have a cookie that means thats the carb for that day.
best wishes

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