Mood swings in children
As the relative of a person who has diabetes, one of the toughest things to sort out is the constant mood swing that such patients have. Sometimes everything will be fine and dandy, but after one single sip of a low sugar beverage, everything can change and a violent rampage or a guilt trip might offset.
When the family members that have to deal with the mood swings of a diabetic patient are grown up, they might tend simply to wiggle their way out and away from the patient until he or she settles down and the climate soothes, but in the case of children, this might be a lot harder to do.
Children require their parents to tell them that they love them. If any of the parents is the diabetic patient, it will fall on the other parent to let the children know that despite all the violence and the foul language, the parent who is a patient still will love them regardless of his or her disease.
Of course, things might get too complicated if the diabetic patient is a child. Children are taught to be submissive and to respect their elders, but a diabetic child who suffers mood swings might not be as tolerant or as submissive as a healthy child.
In such case, it will depend greatly on the parents to learn how to deal with this problem as well as distinguish properly when it is a mood swing caused by the child’s condition and when it is a child’s tantrum.
In addition, the child will have to be able to manage his or her condition so that such mood swings will not present themselves or, if they do, they do so in a mild and controlled manner.