Tell her to bugger off and go do more research.
Aggression can be attributed to untreated hypoglycemia because the body reacts to the low blood glucose level by the production of
counter-regulatory hormones, mainly adrenalin and glucagon. These
hormones are the ‘fight and flight’ hormones that the body releases when
there is any danger. Hypoglycaemia is a danger and these hormones give
the warning symptoms of an impending hypo and trigger the release
glucose from the liver.
the mild hypo is not treated for any reason, then the blood glucose
drops further and the symptoms of this are less obvious to the person
with diabetes when the signs are usually:
changes such as aggression, excitement or violence
changes such as blurred vision
These symptoms are much hard to recognize and can be missed and so
remain untreated. This can lead to a severe hypo and unconsciousness.
These are the neuroglycopenic effects of hypoglycaemia because
the blood glucose level has dropped to lower levels and the brain is
starved of glucose. This results in reduced cognitive function with
confusion and behavioural changes. The person who is hypo may well say
that they are “definitely not hypo” but in reality this may be part of
the confusion caused by the neuroglycopenia. Research has shown that
brain function can be impaired when the blood glucose falls below
If it makes you feel better you can print this off and give it to her. Tell her not to make a diagnosis off of information anyone can find on the internet.
It is alright to feel angry or indifferent, but it is really up to you. I'm glad you asked this question because her telling you this is very rude and misguided. It is not proper for a counselor to say this at all. What she said is called a blanket statement, like "all black people have rhythm" is discrimination and it is not right.
You'll find more people like this in the future, just stay informed and find out exactly were they read their info if they can't name the resource, they probably don't know what they are talking about.