This is a difficult and heavy topic, that takes a lot of honesty. I can't say for certain that it is everyones truth, but I can say this is my truth:
the experience of type 1 diabetes- and possibly type 2, and all types inbetween- is emotionally and existentially traumatic.
"Where we really have to start looking is into the emotional state of the diabetic, particularly in regards to the emotional trauma of persistent fluctuating blood sugar, hormones and fear of what’s ahead. Bear in mind that insulin is a hormone and as such, we as diabetics do suffer a hormonal imbalance, which infects into every instant of our lives, from personal, private and professional."
-from Persona non Grata with Diabetes, by Paul Cathcart
This ties into this article I found through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
"Building Resilience is Key to overcoming Childhood Trauma"
When we speak of better emotional health around diabetes management, we are speaking of emotional resilience.
We cannot be emotionally resilient about a thing which we aren't being honest is hurting us.
I say this because i didn't admit to the hurt for a quarter of a century.
We need so much love and support around us. Thats not weakness. Thats support. That is strength and integrity, and honesty to our vulnerability.
I would love to hear your thoughts and feelings about this. Your agreement and disagreement.
then I am curious to ask-- if you have gone through a similar experience as I have-- in taking a very long time to arrive to a healthy relationship to your disease--- my question is this:
what kind of resources do you wish would have been available as aid in forming a healthy relationship to your 'Betes?