Diabetes is Not a Life Sentence

 

Blog1I’ve learned that a diagnosis of diabetes is not a death sentence, but a life-changing event that will require discipline in every area of your life. In 1985, the thought of giving myself an injection of insulin three times a day was nothing short of frightening. Diabetes, coupled with the other serious medical condition I was battling made me wonder; will I ever get through this, has God forsaken me? Yet I knew with everything in me that He hadn’t. When I cancelled the pity party and came to myself, my journey began.

My first step was to educate myself and gather as much information as I could about treatment, monitoring, diet and exercise. It’s been 29 years and one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that; as an adult with diabetes, I must be proactive and responsible for the care and self -management of this disease.

Children with diabetes need parent(s) and/or caregivers who are well informed and educated about diabetes treatment and management. I encourage you to be proactive and learn as much as you can about diabetes and how we can, together, combat and stop the spread of diabetes.

Be encouraged and know, your journey may be frustrating, challenging and sometimes scary, but you can and will make it through this victorious!

Be blessed and make each day count!

By Shirley Owens

Rev. Cynthia Jackson is the administrator of the Rhema4U Blog and the Program Manager of Innovations Ministries. Rev. Jackson is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was licensed and ordained under the tutelage of Bishop David G. Evans. She is an associate minister at Bethany Baptist Church located in Lindenwold, New Jersey. Rev. Jackson founded Innovations Ministries in 2001. Innovations Ministries provides dynamic and innovative programs and services for individuals and families dealing with various health-related issues. She is a gifted teacher, preacher, conference speaker and writer. God has anointed Rev. Jackson to be a spiritual midwife with a passion to empower others to birth God's vision for their lives. Rev. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University, a Master of Science Degree in Health Administration from Saint Joseph's University and a Master of Science Degree in Christian Counseling from Cairn University. Reverend Jackson resides in Clementon, New Jersey.

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One comment on “Diabetes is Not a Life Sentence
  1. shirley1o says:

    Cynthia Jackson, I enjoyed reading the blog post and will, invite others to this site. I look forward to future blog post from other Freer4Life Bloggers!

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