posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 05:38 PM
My father tends to be sloppy with insulin shots. Its not that he doesnt take it regularly or takes too much, but stubbornly takes it tooo late at
night right before he goes to sleep, and doesn't eat anything.
My mom (and I from a distance) plead(s) with him to take it before his dinner not after, or at least eat a carb snack before bed. Over the years, he
continues to refuse either. He's not retired or a senior citizen yet; in fact, he works full time.
There are have been to many instances last year where my mom awoke in early morning and found him walking around absent minded. She'd instantly try
to get him to sip sugar in cofee or juice from a spoon, straw, to no avail. A few times multiple family members were around but no one could get him
to consume the sugar thus as his sugar dropped further over minutes, he would go into a violent rage tumbingly around the room bouncing off the walls
and making demonic sounding shrills and grunts, and grabbing at people in the room and scratching them, almost worse. It's a horrific site and in
almost each instant it escalating into a 911 call and multiple officer (8-12!) entering the house, standing around him while the EMT administer
glucose. Then he comes out of that demonic fit, and denies any possibility as to how he acted.
I have little sympathy for stubborn mature people, but he's my dad and though I'm not around in the state or even on the same coast to do something
about it, I feel sad this happens to some diabetics.
I've been told that the violence part to it is rare. I was there for a few of the episodes and I couldnt even recognize him, his entire countenance
changed into this for the lack of better words, possessed, demonic state. I mean, literally The Exorcist girl, but even more threatening cause hes a
170# grown man, army vet and all.
Just posting incase any of you have any experience dealing with this, or know about why humans behave so horribly like violent beasts when something
as simple as blood sugar levels drop and the brain is 'sleeping'. What about in a fasting/starving situation. If non-diabetic people were barred
from eating for days on end, would the brain eventually run out of sugar and some subjects suddenly behave violent, animalistically erratic while
their brain is 'asleep', starved of sugar?