[quote user="Red Maxwell"]
After dealing with the diabetes mood swings for more than ten years with our daughter, I think the best advice is to remember that it may be the diabetes devil that's coming out (not the normal child who would act totally differently). It's tricky business to teach respectful behavior during these times of "UN-control," but it's something you should definitely do.
So trying to argue or correct bad behavior during a low or high isn't very productive. In fact it sometimes lead to even more emotional pain on both sides. NAsty words get spoken Voices get raised. It's better to discuss the bad behavior rationally, after the high or low. And don't let it slide- nobody in the outside world is going to cut your daughter any slack for her diabetes, and you need to help her be aware of herself. Good luck!
Yeah I told her if she was out in the world and got like that and killed someone she would go to jail for it diabetes or not. Wrong is wrong and even tho the high is causing the mood swing she is in control of how she responds to it and deals with it. I told her when she finds herself getting mad at ridiculous things she needs to walk away cool off change activities until she has cooled off then come back to it and see if she is ready for it. I told her she could not treat me the way she has been its not fair to me when I am only trying to help her. She got a little upset cause I took her make up case away after she through it across the room. She said it wasnt fair I was punishing her because she has diabetes and was having a high. I told her i wasnt punishing her for that I was taking it away one to protect her stuff from her and two for not taking control of the way she reacted to those highs. She can be pissed but she cant act out.
I think having the boys who are autistic and have the same kind of mood swings caused by something they cant control is helping me see this more clearly. I am darn good at talking someone down.