5. Feeling Grumpy and Irritable
We all have days where we’re like bears with a sore bum but when your sugar levels are out of whack there’s a very good chance you’re going to feel the same. You might become short-tempered, feel particularly irritable or even feel depressed. High blood sugar can mimic the same symptoms of depression and so patients are treated accordingly. The difference, however, is your mood might lift as soon as you’ve eaten and your blood sugar levels have normalized. If you notice this change in mood after food it’s worth mentioning to your GP. Unfortunately, such a modus operandi is often ignored by the general population. Due to the existing myth about sugar hyperactivity, people ignore this obvious diabetes symptom. Yes, sugar gives you energy, but it shouldn’t cause drastic spikes in mood regulation.
As with every symptom, the key here is to understand how your organism works. You’re used to seeing yourself in a certain way. Any changes should be an alarm inside of your head. In the case of mood alterations, friends can also be of help. You may want to ask yourself about the frequent complaints from your friends. The problem with ignoring mood-related symptoms is the hectic lifestyle we all lead. Patients tend to allocate symptoms to other, completely different factors. Mood swings are technically more likely to be the result of relationship problems, sleep deprivation, malnutrition and so on. Because knowledge about diabetes is still scarce, people think it’s the last possible thing that can happen. Due to negligence, lack of preemptive care and knowledge, diabetes can appear. It isn’t a single, exclusively hereditary disease. Diabetes is a series of many metabolic diseases and can be due to a number of factors. Pay your medical practitioner a visit if you suspect anything.