Wow! You have a lot of strength, Crystalyn (I hope I spelled that right) to come out with this admission.
First of all, you can probably tell I’m a guy, but found out, as an adult, that I was verbally and mentally abused by MY father, as I was younger. I just didn’t understand it as such, until my research unfolded that for me. However, I wasn’t diagnosed with T2 until I was 42, so I don’t think the abuse caused my diabetes.
Secondly, as you might determine from my picture, I spent 20 years as a Chaplain for the USAFA (United States Air Force Auxiliary), and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Most of my experience, was working with the youth, and I had MY share of dealing with youngsters who were abused as children, to include sexual abuse. One case I remember in particular, was a young lady who was abused by her father (he shouldn’t even USED that title!), and her mother and the rest of her family told her that SHE WAS THE ONE THAT INSTIGATED IT! She came home for a birthday party in her honor, supposedly, and when she came in the front door, they all got up from their seats in the living room, and walked out on her! I had quite a time with that young lady. However, SHE didn’t get diabetes, and most of the cases I know of, didn’t develop the disease.
Anytime you want to chat with me, email me at ChaplainET@gmail.com and maybe we can become friends! I’m an old geezer of 67 years of age, happily married, with 8 grandchildren, so I guess I’m “safe.” At least my Church must have thought so, to appoint me as a military chaplain…
Hang on there, and keep your chin up. I’ll send up a prayer or two for you.
Take care, Chaplain ET.