Posted by: B | 2009-01-22


Diabetic partner very moody

My partner of 40 was diagnosed diabetic 3 years ago. He' s on insulin since late last year after ending up in hospital with ketaodosis.

He gets really ratty at times and verbally hostile. I was told this is typical diabetic behaviour. Please tell me if this is true and how to handle it?

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert

One must always try to determine the cause of behaviours. Uncontrolled blood glucose, especially if it is hypoglycaemia may cause behavioural changes such as aggression, etc, but this is easy to diagnose as the patient must just monitor his blood glucose and if he develops a hypoglycaemic episode it must be treated immediately and maybe a review of his medication with his doctor can help to eliminate these. There are several other causes of behavioural changes and I would suggest a consult with the doctor managing him to discuss this and investigate it further.

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Posted by: sugarfree | 2009-02-06

hi there! i know exactly what you' re going through as i am a type 1 diabetic and i give my boyfriend hell with my moods!!! i am a very angry person cause its not fair that i got diabetes!!! thats probably what your partner is going through. i' ve tried therapy and anti-depressants already. it works for a while, but the anger always comes back. good luck x

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