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Offline camodiva3

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Diabetes effect on tantrums
« on: October 15, 2013, 10:31:40 PM »
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  • I am just wondering if diabetes makes tantrums worse? My older children never had what I consider tantrums. Daisy dx type 1 9/10/12 has terrible tantrums, like when she gets upset like most kids when they don't get their way she "loses her mind". She didnt do this before dx,but I am wondering if its just her age and that her personality or if her D is making it worse??? Her fits get so bad that I have to try and hold her still because she flails around so much I am afraid she will hurt herself. Sometimes she is completely wiped out when she is done and says it makes her feel scared. Help! Suggestions?!?
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    Re: Diabetes effect on tantrums
    « Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 06:59:12 AM »
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  • My son used to tantrum when he was high. He still gets nasty and he is 10. How is her sugar when this is going on?
    Leslie in New Jersey: mom to ava 11 (non-d) and giovanni 13 (dx'd T1D 7/25/07 and Celiac 1/14)

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    Re: Diabetes effect on tantrums
    « Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 08:50:50 AM »
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  • My thoughts went to high bgl too.  My girl turns into a raging  :PO: when higher and now we've got puberty hormones in the mix... my husband is begging to deploy ::)

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    Re: Diabetes effect on tantrums
    « Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 09:05:16 AM »
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  • My son is 3 and BG definitely has an affect on his attitude.  He is very irritable and more difficult to calm down when it's high or if he's dropping quickly.   It can be very frustrating because there is a part of him that can not help his behavior during these times and I try to remind myself of this.  But doesn't make it any less frustrating. 

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    Re: Diabetes effect on tantrums
    « Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 09:37:28 AM »
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  • My son was dx when he was 2. Honestly, he never had tantrums at all (before or after the dx). But he gets very sensitive and cries when he is low. Even now that he is almost 11.

    Janette (Mom of Adrian, dx on 08/25/2005 & Alexander Non D)

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    Re: Diabetes effect on tantrums
    « Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 10:00:41 AM »
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  • My son was dx just after he turned 14.  While he was too old for tantrums, we can look back now and nod our heads in understanding that his behavior was definitely affected by d.  Just before he was dx, he would sometimes become so angry over something that was just not a big deal.  He never acted out, other than yelling, or maybe grabbing something from someone, but you could see him shake in anger sometimes.  This is my easy-going kid and we were totally surprised by this.  This doesn't happen anymore now that he doesn't live with constant high blood sugar.
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    Re: Diabetes effect on tantrums
    « Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 10:23:49 AM »
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  • Oh yeah.  Campbell gets really jittery and cranky when he's high, and he gets super sensitive and even weepy when he's low.
    mum to Campbell (18) dx on 20 July 2007 Pumping with the t:slim & Dexcom, and Tom (14) non-D 

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    Re: Diabetes effect on tantrums
    « Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 10:56:11 AM »
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  • Rylee is 13 and when she's high she will cry or get totally pissed off at the slightest thing anyone does.  When she's high she normally takes it out on her dad or her sister.  When she gets like that we immediately tell her to test and then that pisses her off but I'd say that 90% of the time we are right and the other 10% is her being a teenage girl. 

    She's had the same group of friends for so long that now if she gets fussy with them or pissed they even tell her to test because she's high.
    Dallas, Texas
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