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You didn't mention Type 1 or 2 so I'm not sure which he has, but here is my story...
My daughter is still young so I don't have experience with diabetic adults, but it's definitely a component of of diabetes for her. In fact, when she was diagnosed, life was rough. She was horribly erratic, prone to fits of temper and just all around difficult. We attributed it to being two (the 'terrible twos') but learned at the hospital that it was because of her blood sugar. Sure enough, once she was on insulin, life got a lot calmer for her. Whenever she would get mean, we would test her bg and soon discovered the link. It was the only reliable symptom when she was 2-4 - she'd hit us, we'd test her. She's six now and the mean-ness has gone but the emotions are still there. Now it's tears and sadness when she's very high or very low and we get manic behavior when she's dropping or climbing really quick.
Now, Type 1s can have crazy bg numbers and I don't think Type 2s are as extreme, but she can be 450 and 45 in the same day. It's the extremes that give us the moods. So...for what it's worth, that's my story...
WOHM to DS11 and DD9, both T1Ds