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Old 12-11-2013, 17:00   #1
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Please talk to me about impatience/anger/rage in type 2 diabetes. Is it very common? I think my boyfriend might be experiencing this. He gets very demanding and argumentative and a bit haughty and relentless at times. I'm not sure if it is linked to diabetes or not; my sister's husband is also diabetic and she is the one who told me about diabetic rage. Says her husband sometimes gets unreasonable, relentlessly argumentative and even mean..and then he denies it (forgets?).

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Do you mean specifically when his blood sugar is very high?

Otherwise, no, this is not a healthy trait for a longterm relationship. And maybe not even if it is ONLY when he is high. Run away.

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Do you mean specifically when his blood sugar is very high?

Otherwise, no, this is not a healthy trait for a longterm relationship. And maybe not even if it is ONLY when he is high. Run away.
Let me clarify...he doesn't go into a rage...and I don't know if it related to fluctuations in his blood sugar. I just wondered if his bouts of getting upset over what I perceive to be "little things" and seeming unreasonable are related to the rage I've heard about. He's actually very sweet and wonderful to me. I think though that he doesn't REALIZE he's acting a bit unreasonably...he just reminds me somewhat of my brother-in-law in that things seem to set him off arguing, and my sister had told me that with my B-I-L it is more than likely a symptom of the entire syndrome of diabetes.

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Um, bad news... it's probably not related to diabetes, and not everyone with diabetes goes into rages. Best talk to the doc and get that sorted out.

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But I've heard that people going low are sometimes stubborn, irritable & angry - and then don't remember a thing . . . could he be going low occasionally?




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Yes. Diabetic highs, lows and sharp fluctuations can cause mood issues.

This is not an excuse for bad behavior, especially if one knows s/he is diabetic. Good control can keep glucose-related mood changes to a minimum, and simple awareness can help a person control diabetes-related moods and behaviors.

Mood and behavior issues can also have causes completely unrelated to diabetes. No matter the cause, if mood/behavior issues interfere with a person's life -- and/or affect others negatively -- the person must seek reasons, and find help so s/he can deal with the reasons.

On this Forum, we help each other improve glucose control, and we support each other in our challenges with diabetic lifestyle. But, in the end, each of us must make the decision to improve, and each of us must do our own work to make the improvements happen.

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Um, bad news... it's probably not related to diabetes, and not everyone with diabetes goes into rages. Best talk to the doc and get that sorted out.
Aw, I know not everyone with diabetes goes into rages..I certainly don't mean to paint with a broad brush..just grasping at straws and trying to understand. I will try to go to the doctor with him next time he has an appointment. I just want to learn more and know everything I can. Thanks

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Do you encourage him to test his BS when this is going on?

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Do you encourage him to test his BS when this is going on?
I will, in the future hitcheca, thank you! Currently he's low on test strips and says it is an insurance issue. I am encouraging him to get this straightened out so he can use them DAILY.

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You can get very inexpensive test strips and a Relion Prime meter at Walmart for less than $50.

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