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Help please before I lose the plot - Hypos causing horrible mood swings and unpleasant behaviour in dh

(4 Posts)
FranklyMeDeer Sun 04-Dec-16 22:01:24

Dh is T1, has been for almost 40 years.

His control varies and currently his blood sugar keeps dropping through the floor.

Tonight I've been on the receiving end of some really awful verbal nastiness, caused by low blood sugar. Of course, suggesting that it might be a blood sugar problem, just made it escalate.

It's not the first time this has happened

Wtf do I do, I know it's not his fault and I feel like a total bitch but I can't keep being on the receiving end of this.

FranklyMeDeer Mon 05-Dec-16 11:05:16


CinnamonSteve Tue 27-Dec-16 04:41:00

Does he have hypoglycaemic awareness? If not, his diabetes specialist nurse should be pushing for him to be placed on a pump with continuous glucose monitoring. A small cannula normally injected into the stomach checks blood sugar every 10 seconds, if lower than a pre-configured setting the pump alarms and shuts off insulin delivery. Also has the benefit of insulin being delivered continuously over time rather than in one large dose.

T1mum3 Sun 01-Jan-17 20:57:45

When he is hypo he is not going to be feeling himself. However, it's not acceptable for him to be verbally abusive to you. Have you tried to speak to him about this when he's not hypo?

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