Diabetic Mood Swings
There are many adverse side effects caused by being diabetic. Diabetes is a serious illness not only impacting the person who has been diagnosed but also those around them. For those unfamiliar with diabetes, it is an autoimmune disease which permanently destroys the body’s insulin-producing cells. The loss of those cell allows diabetes to irreversibly harm the body of whoever is diagnosed with it no matter their age or gender. The loss of cells and a decrease in natural insulin has been proven to cause significant mood swings if left untreated.
How Diabetes affects our emotional behavior
Diabetes is a disease that leads to the body’s loss of the ability to produce insulin. Insulin is essential for survival and naturally created within the human body. Insulin responsible for the utilization of blood glucose sometimes referred to as blood sugar within our body’s cells.
When we don’t get enough insulin, the sugar from foods we eat gets stored in our urine and bloodstream. Eventually, the body reaches the point where it can no longer manage our glucose levels and attempts to dump it any way possible.
The extra glucose causes us to have an abnormal thirst level from increased sugar filled urination; the sugar dumps cause us always to be hungry because not only is the body dumping sugars it also dumps essential nutrients.
Therefore newly diagnosed diabetic usually experience weightless before they realize there is a problem — feeling of starvation since we are not absorbing nutrients.
Dehydration and starvation cause mood swing
Uncontrolled diabetics can be quick to lose their temper and lash out unintendedly at others. They may also experience meltdowns or severe depression causing them to isolate themselves from the world. Many people with diabetes might not even realize they are experiencing rapid mood swings and assume others are fabricating stories to make them feel bad.
Those who can recall their actions after the fact tend to be overcome with shame and even experience crippling anxiety. If they do not seek treatment for diabetes, their emotional state can collapse causing despair to engulf them sending them into and severe depression. The longer a person goes untreated for diabetes, the more unpredictable and frequent their mood swings can become.
There is hope for diabetics
It’s critical for people with diabetes to regularly check glucose levels. If they are experiencing mood swings likely their glucose level is very high. Glucose levels can be controlled by adjusting one’s eating habits, the right amount of exercise. Following your doctors’ instructions specific to your diabetic health can remain under control putting a stop to fluctuations in your mood. Doing so will allow a diabetic person to live a healthy and happy life and even let them have a successful career.
Best of luck in your fight with diabetes. Please let me know if you have any other tips on how to regulate diabetic mood swings below.