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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by RobBrown, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. RobBrown

    RobBrown · Member

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    robert age 22
    iv been t1 now for 3weeks now its hit me realy bad, controlling it pretty good 5 to 8 at the min, but my mood swings are realy bad and its bcoming a big prob is it to do wid the shock and thats why iam like it or because of the drugs do need help thanks all
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Mood swings could be something to do with acceptance of diabetes, but it really depends I think on the way that you are coping with the diagnosis and other things that could be affecting your life as well. I would talk to your HCP about your mood swings.
     
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    hallii · Well-Known Member

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    Depression is a well known side effect of diabetes, you don't have to suffer, go and see your Doc.
     
  4. RobBrown

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    thanku do have 2 see the doc 2moz he will be told allso wot do u reckomend for snacks between meals
    always hungy lol icould eat 7 meals a day no problem :D
     
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    IrishJoe Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi Robert - I was diagnosed at 22 as well.

    I remember feeling 'empty' as opposed to 'hungry' for quite some time. It takes time to adjust. You will have good days and a bad days.

    If you still feel hungry a lot and notice you're gaining weight and have no energy get yourself a THYROID FUNCTION TEST (TFT) at your GP. it's a blood test that measures if you're producing enough thyorixine which is a metabolic hormone. If its off balance it can make you feel hungry, gain weight and generally make life a bit cr*p.
     
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    Hi,
    I think I have said this here before, but it's important to know: mood swings can be related to sugar levels. When you find out you have type 1 and start taking insulin, your sugar levels drop. This usually happens after your body got used to the higher levels, so the body interprets this as a constant low sugar (although it isn't). As a result, you experience the symptoms of low sugar levels (although your levels are good), some of which are mood swings.
    The good news is, it takes a few days and your body gets used to normal sugar levels again, and so the as-if-low-level symptoms disappear. Including mood swings. So hang on just a little longer, and you will be back to your normal self again :)
    Good luck!
     
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    Being diabetic for 21 years it can be all of those things or just one the important thing is to talk about whats happening. The forum is a great place to do that as we all know what your going through and the community here is fantastic they've helped me through lots of bad times!
     
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    I get really, really angry when my bloods are low or really high. They may not be actually low; but the comedown from a high blood sugar level, eg 18 to 5 will make me ridiculously angry.

    Also, the acceptance is so difficult. I've had type 1 for 2 years and I still have breakdowns where I just think that life is actually not worth living with this condition - it's never right - your blood sugars are NEVER good enough on a personal level or a professional level. Since being diagnosed, my massivly mild eating disorder went awol and became a huge issue where I was nearly hospitalised and the nhs, quite frankly, has given a less than impressive service, with dr's saying they don't know, see your specialist, but there's a waiting list to see the specialist. As a young diabetic, i'm supposed to see the specialist every 3months - 6months, and yet, I haven't had an appt for 1 year and 3 months because of the waiting list, while my type 2 collegue has appointments every 3 months. Winds me up so much.

    I'm hoping one day it'll get better and easier. You're not in it alone though.
     
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