Stepping Out in Faith

Sometimes you just have to have faith that God will help you when he gives you a nudge to do his will.

Overcoming Obstacles With God January 29, 2013

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Six months ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. I was feeling horrible with classic diabetic symptoms; extreme thirst, urinating a lot, exhaustion, and when my vision got really blurry, I knew it was time to find out what was going on. My doctor’s office worked me in the very next day and a simple blood glucose test showed a very elevated result. One look at the nurse’s face and I knew it wasn’t good. I was put on insulin to bring my number down quickly and I signed up and attended diabetes education class and met individually with a nutritionist and a diabetes educator.They were very helpful and I learned a lot that helped me deal with the day to day glucose tests and insulin shots as well as what foods to eat and not eat.

It was 4 months later before I found out I had type 1 diabetes, not type 2. My treatment changed again and I had more changes to make in my daily life. Insulin shots before meals were added to my arsenal of ammunition against this disease that has my body fighting against itself. Adjusting my meds several times still has my numbers totally out of whack. Strangely enough, I have never blamed God for this struggle as it’s not his fault. I do, however, praise him for giving me the strength I need to deal with this debilitating disease. My diabetic care team has been a huge help!

My most recent visit to the endocrinologist was another variation to my treatment. Now, I will be learning how to use an insulin pump. That is the next step in my quest for a somewhat normal existence. Hopefully, once I learn to use it, I’ll be able to get things under control. Without God in my life, I’m sure that I would have felt totally overwhelmed through all of this. Knowing that he’s always there for me has helped me to look at this as an opportunity to learn about the disease and to help others who are dealing with it as well. Teaching students in my health classes about it and showing them how to eat healthier are goals that I have now that I am learning more about it. God will help me to do this. I’m stepping out in faith…


5 Responses to “Overcoming Obstacles With God”

  1. “Overcoming Obstacles With God Stepping Out in Faith” genuinely makes me
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  2. Lisa Says:

    Funny, I always thought I was the one getting all the health issues for us kids. I felt God knew i could handle whatever came my way because I have lived with these old and new health challenges literally all my life. You do have the rest of your life ahead of you. Together you and HE will get a handle on this.

    • You’re right, Lisa. This is a new ballgame for me, but you have been dealing with serious stuff all your life. I have always been the healthy one. Notice you’re the first one I called when I had that kidney stone a couple of years ago. I figured you should be a pro by now! LOL. Seriously though, only with God’s help can I do this. I know I can’t take it all on myself. I think I have been trying to do that until now.

  3. I was diagnosed at 15. I thought my word was ending. I can understand what you are going through. I’ve been on a pump for the last 6 years and it really does wonders. You can definitely live a normal life with diabetes. You just have to change some lifestyle choices. It gets frustrating at times, but you deal with it and learn from it. God created an amazing body and it can do awesome things. You’ll get through this little bump. I wish you the best. God bless!

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