Saturday, March 15, 2014
Diabetes or crazy people
I have heard about this from many working places and from many people.
Like they had a boss that would be all crazy after lunch.
Or crazy acting workers. Many workers that had seen that stuff.
And they have mastered the action of being a "Egg shell walker."
As like knowing the boss or worker will be acting wired after lunch,
so they walk on egg shells to not flip out the coworker or boss.
Not taking anything they say serious, or they just go with the flow.
In view there is nothing you can do anyway.
Or the view nothing you do is good enough anyway so just go with it
and at least you know you did your best.
Then they find out it has to with their blood sugar being
too high or low. That why they can act like a crazy person.
It's not the boss or worker that gripes all daylong over
doorknobs, it's the sugar doing the talking!
The point of the story it's sort of cool in a way that
the workers don't have a clue whats going on and just
put it as, oh well it's just the workplace.
But also bad that the workers take it as "Work Place Hell"
a norm kind of thing.
Hell it could be worse. Think about having a wife that goes nuts
over the smallest stuff, because her blood sugar is 300!
Just ignore her crazy and have her check her blood sugar!
~~~~Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Emotions
Many people know diabetes -- both type 1 and type 2 can take
a serious toll on physical health. But these blood-sugar disorders
also can affect your emotions and, in turn, your emotions can wreak havoc
on your diabetes control.
Extremes in blood-sugar levels can cause significant mood changes,
and new research suggests that frequent changes in blood-sugar levels
(called glycemic variability) also can affect mood and quality of life
for those with diabetes.
Depression has long been linked to diabetes, especially type 2.
It's still not clear, however, whether depression somehow triggers diabetes
or if having diabetes leads to being depressed.
More recent research in people with type 1 diabetes has found that
long periods of high blood-sugar levels can trigger the production of a
hormone linked to the development of depression.
People with type 1 diabetes no longer can make their own insulin; people
with type 2 diabetes need insulin treatment because their bodies can no
longer produce it in sufficient quantities.
"Diabetes gives you so much to worry about that it's exhausting.
It can make you feel powerless," said Joe Solowiejczyk, a certified
diabetes educator and a manager of diabetes counseling and training
at the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute in Milpitas, Calif.
"I think it's important to acknowledge that, from time to time, you're
going to have a meltdown. You're going to have days when you feel exasperated,
frustrated, sad, in denial and physically exhausted."
Solowiejczyk, who has type 1 diabetes himself, said these feelings become a problem
"when you're not able to get on with your life, and you're persistently not
taking care of your diabetes."
Not only does diabetes increase the risk of serious health complications,
but uncontrolled diabetes also may worsen depression, causing a vicious cycle.
In addition to an increased risk of depression, diabetes can affect mood even
from minute to minute. For example, someone who experiences low blood sugar
may suddenly become irritable, even combative, and may act as if they are drunk,
slurring their words.
Low blood-sugar levels (also known as hypoglycemia) occur when someone has taken
too much insulin or hasn't eaten enough food. Exercise, alcohol and many other
factors can lower blood-sugar levels unpredictably.
The problem, Solowiejczyk said, is "that the brain operates totally on glucose.
When you don't have enough glucose, things start breaking down and your cognitive
function doesn't work that well. This is a physiological, not an emotional, response."
Dr. Vivian Fonseca, president of medicine and science for the
American Diabetes Association, said, "Hypoglycemia reactions are very understandable.
There are also some fluctuations that are not quite in the hypoglycemia range that
may affect anxiety levels."
High blood-sugar levels (hyperglycemia) also can lead to mood changes.
"Hyperglycemia can affect your ability to concentrate and can make you feel grouchy,"
Solowiejczyk said. "Any change in the blood sugar outside of the normal ranges makes
you feel weird and uncomfortable."
A small study in the April issue of the journal Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
found that frequent fluctuations in blood-sugar levels in women with type 2 diabetes
were associated with a lower quality of life and negative moods.
Fonseca said, however, it's important for these findings to be replicated in
a larger population.
Although diabetes and blood-sugar levels can affect emotions, emotions also can
affect patients' blood-sugar levels and diabetes control.
In another study in the same journal issue, researchers tested blood-sugar levels in
non-diabetic bungee jumpers, and found that the stress of the jump caused their
blood-sugar levels to rise significantly. Not surprisingly, their stress hormones
also were higher due to the body's normal fight-or-flight response.
When this happens, the liver releases glucose to make energy available to the
body's cells, according to the American Diabetes Association.