I’ve said that to Joey without even thinking about whether or not someone might hear me and wonder why I would ask him that! It’s happened more than I can say! Not so much any more, but a lot when he was younger and would be acting out. He knew he better check his blood sugar and do a correction before he got in trouble! 😀
Joey was a really good kid, but when his blood sugar was high he went from a great, nice, polite kid to a monster! And it would happen in a matter of minutes not hours. It doesn’t mention being sassy on the picture of typical High and Low blood sugar behaviors, but I promise you it’s a symptom!
I’ve seen kids with high blood sugar act out in crazy ways, like one time we were at a middle school spring band concert. There was a kid climbing underneath the dessert table, while he was waiting to perform! His mom grabbed him and had him check his blood sugar.
When low blood sugar is a factor it’s a sense of urgency! Give me food or a drink now!! Joey carries a juice pouch with him at all times, but prefers chocolate milk as a way to bring up his blood sugar.
Joey would get sweaty and pale when his bs dropped to below 70, I could always tell. And he would get kind of mean- I need food NOW! As a teen he’s pretty in tune with his body and can tell if he’s high, low, or in range!
People react differently to a kid with low blood sugar reaching for a high sugar fix, it’s the only way to bring it up. Some people have said that when they grab for a soda or candy they are asked “isn’t that what gave you diabetes in the first place? I won’t even address this at this time, that’s a whole different topic! 😖😂
What’s your number?