Type 2 diabetes plays havoc on one’s health with the increase of blood sugar levels. The symptoms of diabetes does not just affect a person physically but can affect you emotionally too. It occurs when the blood glucose levels are too high. In type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t make enough insulin and when too much glucose stays in the blood it doesn’t reach the cells properly. This causes major health problems such as blurred vision, sores that don’t heal properly and a numbness or tingling feeling in your hands or feet.
A symptom of type 2 diabetes that often gets overlooked is a change in a person’s mood.
Diabetes can affect a person’s mood causing rapid and severe changes. Feelings such as irritability, high emotions that causes a person to cry for no reason or even anger are common symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
The reason for this is due to the brain not getting enough glucose.
As the brain is the centre for thoughts and emotions, it needs glucose to function properly and if it doesn’t function properly it can cause your brain to go haywire.
When the blood sugar levels are too high a person can feel grouchy and not in control of their emotions.
The severity of the mood swings are different for each person with some explaining feelings of weirdness, uncomfortableness and being emotionally off-balanced.