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DD diabetes - bad behaviour

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DiamondDoris Tue 06-Nov-12 17:37:27

Any parents of diabetic children who could confirm this: when my DD is hyperglycaemic I've noticed she becomes very aggressive. Has anyone else noticed this behaviour in their DC? My observations have been poopooed by the medical profession but I always know when she's hyperglycaemic from her aggressive behaviour. She has just hit me and I checked her blood sugar and it is very high.

used2bthin Tue 06-Nov-12 21:39:09

not diabetes but my dd has an endocrine condition which makes her steroid dependant and also affects bloood sugar when her cortisol is low. she definately becomes aggressive when her levels are out. Also when her dose is adjusted she is all over the place for a while.

DiamondDoris Tue 06-Nov-12 22:41:13

Thanks for your reply. A SENCo I know kind of confirmed what I suspected. I suppose parents and teachers are more aware of this than some nurses/doctors.

katcatkat Wed 07-Nov-12 07:45:07

I am married to a diabetic and when he is hypo he definitely gets aggressive and his volume goes up!!
It is the same effect as people who are drunk as alcohol pushes the blood sugar down and its one of the causes of aggressiveness with alcohol.
Its definitely well known that this happens.

BerthaTheBogBurglar Fri 09-Nov-12 12:43:17

Thus far, ds2 doesn't notice a high at all, and gets irrational with a low.

But I know, from talking to adults with diabetes, that being high can make you feel generally crap (scientific term there). And that might translate to aggression in some people?

Tbh it doesn't matter about anyone else - you know it is a symptom for your dd, and you can use that.

Lougle Fri 09-Nov-12 12:56:15

I think generally that sort of aggression is most noted when blood sugar is low, but if you notice it, and it plays out, then it's true for your DD!

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