I ran a seemingly innocent errand today. You know how sometimes you say, "Oh, I'm just going to rush in and rush out and grab this?" Why is it at our Walmart, there are like 64 lanes and only 2 of them are open? I had 12 people in line ahead of me. If it was not an item that I really had to buy, I would have just put it down and left. It was a Christmas gift for my friend - and it went on sale. Need I say more? Well - I could feel my blood pressure, blood sugar and blood everything else rising!
How much does blood sugar have to do with mood?
Think about the answer to that before you go on the defensive. You can't tell me it doesn't have anything to do with your mood, which in turn determines your attitude toward everything, because I am a diabetic too - and I know! Don't even try to squirm your way out of this one!
Living with a diabetic when they are uncontrolled is like living with a ticking time bomb. You have absolutely no idea when the bomb will explode, but when it does, you have to keep yourself composed and realize that it's the disease causing the explosion and not take the explosion personally. Is that easier said than done? Yes.
There's the other extreme as well - when my blood sugar is too low and I experience hypoglycemia. I call this being "hangry" - it's a lovely attractive mix between being hungry and being angry. So to be too low is just as bad if not worse than being too high. It seems some days I just cannot win!