Recently I have been having issues with my 3 year old daughter’s behavior. She is having fits, taking toys from her siblings and saying very mean things to everyone. I find myself confused and not knowing how to handle these tantrums. I know she needs consequences for her actions but I wonder if her BG levels are affecting her behavior as well. For example this morning she had a fit about wanting her Easter basket when I told her she could have one jelly bean. I was giving her a jelly bean because she was behaving so nicely with her younger sister but she wanted her whole Easter basket. I stuck to my guns and told her "no she can have one jelly bean and not her Easter basket". She already had her morning snack and her BG has been high for a few days. She started yelling and having a tantrum, she got herself so worked up that I thought she was going to be sick. I decided to take her BG and it was 29mmol (if your American you must X by 18 to convert). This has happen many times when she is throwing a fit or being mean to others her BG numbers are high.
So I guess I'm trying to figure out how much BG levels affect people’s mood and therefore their behavior? How do you feel when you have low or high BG levels? What have other parents noticed when their child's BG has been low or high? If I can better understand that, maybe I can stop the tantrums before they start!