Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Burlington, Ontario, Canada:

I have a lovely 5 year old boy who at certain times of the day cannot control his behaviour, is prone to temper tantrums at absolutely nothing and can get quite violent, hitting and punching, etc. 99% of the time he is wonderful. His caregivers and myself have been wondering if this can be a symptom of low blood sugar. He does not have a lot of sugar in his diet.


Although the symptoms you describe can be due to low blood sugar, it is much more likely to represent a potential early behavior problem. Your pediatrician can help direct you to appropriate resources for helping to redirect your son's behavior and manage his anger more positively.


Original posting 26 Jun 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:10
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 T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.