I just received this from a FB friend … “This is a personal struggle for me and my family and is very important subject. I can’t say this will be my last post for a while, but maybe the last of many…. love you all! Certainly, in the most difficult moments of life you realize who are true friends or people who really appreciate you. Unfortunately, some friends will click “like” but they don’t really take time to read your status if they see it’s long. I have decided to publish this message to make people aware of the horrific byproducts of diabetes. The disease ruins your cardiovascular and renal systems…. And the drugs, like metformin, that are prescribed, may encourage the onset of dementia. Now I’m looking for those who will have time to read this post to the end. Diabetes is very invasive and destructive to our body, even after treatment, and medications your body is still struggling with yourself trying to regulate the spiking/dropping of blood sugar levels all the time.. It’s a very long process.

Please, in honor of a family member or friend who has died, or continues to fight diabetes or even has diabetes themselves; copy and paste (not share) on your page.” A word of encouragement in a time of struggle and heartache ….

di·a·be·tes
dīəˈbēdēz,ˌdīəˈbēdis

noun

a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/presskits/aahd/diabetes.pdf

Here are real life stories from people who face diabetes everyday!

Glenn talks about giving himself a shot for helping with his diabetes. Having the medication needed to help with his diabetes is greatly appreciated. Listen to his story by clicking on the audio button.

 

 

Judith talks about the struggle for loved ones in their coming to an understanding about diabetes. Click on the audio button below to hear her story.

 

Roy won’t leave diabetes slow him down. He has a gratitude for life. Click on the audio button below to hear his story.

 

Type 2

Familiarize yourself with the risks, causes, symptoms, and treatments for this increasingly common disease.

Chris Mercer shares his 2 part journey with being diagnosed and learning to live with diabetes in a long-play Passages story Part One by clicking on the audio button below.

 

Chris shares part 2 of his struggles at times with diabetes on Passages. Click on the audio button below.

 

We pray for those who shared their stories about living with diabetes on this page. We pray for those facing the uncertainty and the struggle with diabetes in their lives. May you find the hope, inspiration, and comfort that can come from support of those around you and from a loving God in dealing with diabetes.