My father has diabetes and he gets so angry and he blames it on the diabetes. Can this be true? Does diabetes change a person or make them unhappy with their lives?
It is hard to have a chronic condition -- but it is not an excuse for lots of bad behavior. I bet there are a lot of things going on with your dad; not just diabetes. When he gets out of sorts, just ask him to speak to you like someone who loves you -- it might remind him to reconsider his words.
Personally, I consider happiness to be a choice. Everyone has something to struggle with, everyone. To choose happiness over bitterness is tough, but it is a choice.
Additional comments from Dr. Tessa Lebinger:Uncontrollable anger can also be a sign of either low blood sugar (which should respond to treatment with juice or some other source of quick acting sugar) or of depression -- which might require treatment with medication by a psychiatrist.
Original posting 15 Apr 2000
Posted to Behavior
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:08
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2013. Comments and Feedback.