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Diabetes and bad Temper...

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Andydragon, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    prior to being diagnosed over a decade ago one of the symptoms was an incredibly bad temper that I didn’t realise until levelled off. It was like being wound up too tight, but only after the fact did I realise... I’m told I’m much improved but occasionally have issues if hungry, luckily not in a long time!

    My dad had the same symptoms, you always knew when his bloods were high as he became a nightmare

    so, curious if this is an issue for all types of diabetics? Am I just unusual? Or is there a medical reason for it?
     
  2. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    High levels = frustration.

    Hunger from my point of view, even just getting a cup of coffee when I feel I'm getting a bit too hungry and become impatient with getting stuff done like if out shopping for example. Get a cup of coffee and I'm ok. Or eat and I'm back to normal temper wise. Taking steriods doesn't help matters with temper either.
     
  3. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I was a dragon before I lowered my blood sugars. Never realised what it was, until it was gone. Much easier to get along with now, which is nice within a marriage. :)
     
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    rosemaree Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is interesting when you see how your sugar levels affect so many things. I tend to bottle up my anger :blackeye:, but definitely noticed I feel very confused and fuzzy headed when my sugar levels are off. I managed to get them quite stable for a while and felt much better, but have been battling lately and have noticed the confusion setting back in. I tend to feel a bit wraith like when my numbers are low, and just on the verge of snapping when they are high.
     
  6. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    I get Hypo-Rage

    For Hypers I tend to just get more energy, but it is a weird, 'sugar high' energy, rather than a good sustainable endurance energy.
     
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  7. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I’m pretty jovial, I reached inner peace about 15 years ago when I quit my job, sold my house, cars, and became a digital nomad traveling around East Asia. Was fat and happy when diagnosed, now I’m just happy
     
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  8. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I get the same with hypos, but time isn't exactly your friend in these situations. Everything needs to be done quickly to reverse it. And I get an energy kick with a higher level... I think it's possibly the bodies way of getting you to try and burn it off quick.
     
  9. Ushthetaff

    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bad temper grrrrrrrrr. &#&########. Never lol high bloods sugars I’m like the Incredible Hulk with termites in his pants , my mother always use to say check your blood sugar you grumpy sod lol
    Blood sugars have a huge affect on people’s character either high or low bit of a Goldilocks theory only just right will do lol well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it

    stay safe

    “the night is dark and full of terrors”
     
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  10. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, sounds like me. Luckily my bloods have been low for a long time. But yes, it’s usually the people around who notice the mood change
     
  11. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I get grumpy with highs and lows. If its pointed out to me I can pretty much snap myself out of a high grumpy mood but low grumpies are much worse because if they are pointed out to me I can get angry and argumentative or tearful.
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Now this is starting to really annoy me!!!
     
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