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pupville
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Question about Mood Swings

I was wondering if diabetes can cause mood swings.  Lately I have had a lot of them. I say things and then say to myself, "Did I just say that?  Why did I say that?"  My family has been patient, but there patience is dwindling fast.  My one doctor says no, diabetes cannot give you mood swings, but I don't believe it.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks so much!

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Gibersor
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Re: Question about Mood Swings

I haven't experienced mood swings myself but people talk about anger, frustration and guilt, and we know that there are lots of hormonal reactions associated with diabetes so mode swings sound totally plausible.

 

Lots of questions about it if you Google the topic.

 

... Rob

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Spookiesmom
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Re: Question about Mood Swings

Do a finger stick when this happens. Swinging glucose can do it.
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billsreef
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Re: Question about Mood Swings

Like Barb says, BG swings can do those mood swings.

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NO WAY MY MOOD CHANGES WITH MY SUGAR LEVELS.. quick check of my levels... ok, yeah we do get the mood swings.  Managing your blood sugars for your physical health has the added benefit of making us less ornery and happier ourselves too.

 



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Doctor says no mood swings?  :smileysurprised:

 

Wonder if he'd like to meet my daughter when she's in one of her "Wicked Witch of the West" moods from a high bs?  I think she'd change his mind rather quickly. :smileyvery-happy:

 

 


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I know for a fact that (uncontrolled) diabetes can cause mood swings. Just ask any one in the retirement community where I live about ME! :smileylol:

 

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Dragonstar wrote:

Doctor says no mood swings?  :smileysurprised:

 

Wonder if he'd like to meet my daughter when she's in one of her "Wicked Witch of the West" moods from a high bs?  I think she'd change his mind rather quickly. :smileyvery-happy:

 

 


in fairness, daughters do have mood swings even without diabetes.  actually, I think her mood swings raise my blood sugar

 



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"in fairness, daughters do have mood swings even without diabetes.  actually, I think her mood swings raise my blood sugar"

 

LoL   So true, so true!

 

I think in my case, her mood swings raise my Blood pressure.  :smileywink:

 

But yeah.  Throw mood swings from bs and mood swings from her PMS'ing on top of it and Holy (#*$  !!!  :smileymad:

That's when I thank God she's 21 and *almost* over puberty changes.  Our place is one of her Dad's houses so I keep telling her,

"Tick me off too much and I'm out of here!"   But she's my baby.. and needs someone to keep an eye on her at this time till she

gets her moods better with the depression and all going on. I couldn't move out.... yet.


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pupville wrote:

I was wondering if diabetes can cause mood swings.  Lately I have had a lot of them. I say things and then say to myself, "Did I just say that?  Why did I say that?"  My family has been patient, but there patience is dwindling fast.  My one doctor says no, diabetes cannot give you mood swings, but I don't believe it.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks so much!


Listen here, pupville, what the %$#&! are you trying to imply--that I'm rude or something? Where do you get off?

 

Oops, sorry, I really didn't mean that. Please forgive me. I'm so sorry--how could I write something like that? I'm horrible sometimes...

 

And yes, that's my silly way of saying you can definitely have mood swings because your BG is off. For me it's usually when I'm a little low and need to eat--I can get weepy and easily upset, but sometimes irritable and angry...

 

Maybe your doctor is drawing a fine line between "diabetes" and "too high/too high BG." Most people who know anything about diabetes know about these mood swings.

 

Below is something Alan posted on the type 2 forum--Thanks Alan!

 

Something you might like to print out for your friends and family.

 

Diabetes Etiquette for people who DON'T have diabetes

Till next time,
maryd98
the diabetic formerly known as 14 and counting, aka Mary
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Diagnosed T2 July 1998
First A1C (July 1998): 13.6
First BG (July 1998): 537
Latest A1C (August 2014): 5.7
On oral meds for about 9 months after diagnosis
"Just" diet and exercise for 15+ years