While certainly not complete by any means, the basic four descriptions below comprise and very much articulate some very, very common if not fundamental diabetic behaviors many of us seem to possess?
Below is a copy of snippets from the recent .pdf file of the American Psychiatric Association about the DSM-5 publication of changes and discussion regarding a condition called "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder".
Take a look at these descriptions. They sound intimately familiar to anyone else? Sound like behaviors you recognize because you are a diabetic?
Re-experiencing covers spontaneous memories of the traumatic event, recurrent dreams related to it,flashbacks or other intense or prolonged psychological distress.
Avoidance refers to distressing memories, thoughts, feelings or external reminders of the event.
Negative cognitions and mood represents myriad feelings, from a persistent and distorted sense of blame of self or others, to estrangement from others or markedly diminished interest in activities, to an inability to remember key aspects of the event.
Finally, arousal is marked by aggressive, reckless or self-destructive behavior, sleep disturbances, hypervigilance or related problems.
Curious if others see a meaningful parallel between their diabetes the things they think/feel about it? Is diabetes the definition of P.T.S.D. is some (sic. many?) respects???