Tag: Diabetes

In It Together

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.


More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes …

 

More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have diabetes. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if not treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years. More from the CDC report out 7/18/17 click on the link below …

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html

Passages Stories on Diabetes …

Leon shares some of the reasons for high cases of diabetes with Native Americans. Listen to him on Passages by clicking on the audio link below …

 

Glenn is a graphic artist and he is a person with diabetes. Listen to his medical regiment each day on Passages …

 

Judith has diabetes and her friend does too. Judith cares for her friend by being a listening ear because her friends husband doesn’t want to talk about diabetes. Click on the audio button below to listen to her story.

 

Roy realizes that diabetes can be deadly. Listen to how Roy handles his limitations in being a person with diabetes. Listen to Roy share his thoughts by clicking on the button below.

 

Care, support, research, and prayer for everyone with diabetes!