Diabetes And Mood Swings

We all know diabetes has an effect on a person’s blood sugar level which directly affects a person’s moods. Sometimes diabetic people have terrible mood swings not understood by every person easily. So, if you have a friend or a family member who is diabetic this article is going to help you for sure in order to handle their mood swings.

A person may be constantly worried about their blood sugar and whether it is too high or too low.

Adjustments to their diet and constantly checking their blood sugar can also add to a person’s stress and enjoyment of life. As a result, they are more likely to experience feelings of anxiety and depression.

When a person’s blood sugar returns to more normal ranges, these symptoms often go away. In fact, changes in mood and mental status can be one of the first signs that someone’s blood sugar levels are not where they should be.

Although diabetes and blood-sugar levels can affect emotions, emotions also can affect patients’ blood-sugar levels and diabetes control.

Some people experience increased irritable or sad moods when they have a rapid change in their blood sugars. This can be a decrease from their usual level but still in the normal range (80 to 130 mg/dl) or when blood sugars are low (hypoglycemia), below 70 mg/dl. For others, irritability or sadness can occur when blood sugars are higher (say, above 250 mg/dl). In both cases, changes in mood tend to be temporary and will be reduced or cease when blood sugars return to your target range.

So, we should always understand the mood swings shown by them and know how to handle them because this is not something they can handle on their own, it just works with their blood sugar level.


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