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Why Praying For A Cure For My Type 1 Diabetes Doesnt Help | The Mighty

Why Praying For A Cure For My Type 1 Diabetes Doesnt Help | The Mighty

Shortly after my diabetes diagnosis, family and friends flooded me with words of encouragement, prayers and gifts of comfort. Among the many stuffed animals and cards that I received was a CD series given to me by a well-meaning family member.The CDs included sermons by a prominent pastor along with a note stating that if I prayed relentlessly, recited scripture, and sought God diligently, healing would be mine. Now, at the age of 15, I identified as a radical believer. I had not yet experiencedthe seasons of doubt and philosophical questions that beset many teens and young adults. Instead, I religiously invited friends to Bible studies and services and dedicated myself to serving in various church ministries. Despite the faith I exuded, I was still taken aback by this religious gift and the notion that if I believed God hard enough, I would be healed of my diabetes. My dismay did not come from a lack of belief, but instead from my family members subtle suggestion that the only answer to my diabetes diagnosis was divine intervention. I was frustrated by her sentiment that meaningful support meant suggesting I pray a little harder and exhibit more radical faith.Although it would be great to wake up with a well-functioning pancreas and though I wouldnt mind Gods healing touch, that has not been my reality. I am a type 1 diabetic. Because of some genetic and/or environmental trigger, my immune system attacked my pancreas. My beta cells no longer produce insulin. And instead, I now rely on an external source for insulin and utilize a pump to shuttle glucose to various cells in my body. Despite this major inconvenience, Ive never viewed myself as someone in need of healing. Yes, diabetes is a chronic condition that bears the possibility of devastating complications. However Continue reading >>

History Of Diabetes

History Of Diabetes

Frederick Banting (right) joined by Charles Best in office, 1924 Diabetes is one of the first diseases described[1] with an Egyptian manuscript from c. 1500 BCE mentioning “too great emptying of the urine.”[2] The first described cases are believed to be of type 1 diabetes.[2] Indian physicians around the same time identified the disease and classified it as madhumeha or honey urine noting that the urine would attract ants.[2] The term "diabetes" or "to pass through" was first used in 250 BC by the Greek Apollonius of Memphis.[2] Type 1 and type 2 diabetes were identified as separate conditions for the first time by the Indian physicians Sushruta and Charaka in 400-500 CE with type 1 associated with youth and type 2 with obesity.[2] The term "mellitus" or "from honey" was added by Thomas Willis in the late 1600s to separate the condition from diabetes insipidus which is also associated with frequent urination.[2] Further history[edit] Plaque in Strasbourg commemorating the 1889 discovery by Minkowski and Von Mering The first complete clinical description of diabetes was given by the Ancient Greek physician Aretaeus of Cappadocia (fl. 1st century CE), who also noted the excessive amount of urine which passed through the kidneys.”[3] Diabetes mellitus appears to have been a death sentence in the ancient era. Hippocrates makes no mention of it, which may indicate that he felt the disease was incurable. Aretaeus did attempt to treat it but could not give a good prognosis; he commented that "life (with diabetes) is short, disgusting and painful."[4] The disease must have been rare during the time of the Roman empire with Galen commenting that he had only seen two cases during his career.[2] In medieval Persia, Avicenna (980–1037) provided a detailed account on diabet Continue reading >>

Scriptures To Stand Against Diabetes

Scriptures To Stand Against Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association reports that more than 25 million people have been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. [1] If you are among the many people standing for your healing, here are seven scriptures for you to stand against diabetes. Isaiah 53:5: But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. Deuteronomy 28:1, 6: If you fully obey theLordyour God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed. Psalm 41:3: TheLordnurses them when they are sickand restores them to health. Psalm 103:3: He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. Proverbs 3:8: Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. Jeremiah 30:17: I will give you back your health and heal your wounds, says theLord. 1 Peter 2:24: He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. Take these scriptures just as you would any other medicine. Print them out, post them where you can see them throughout your day. Dont stop repeating, thinking about and praying these scriptures over your body until you are completely symptom-free. And when that day comes, please contact the KCM Prayer Department so we can rejoice with you! Continue reading >>

Genesis 1:29 Diet Prevents And Corrects Diabetes

Genesis 1:29 Diet Prevents And Corrects Diabetes

Genesis 1:29 Diet Prevents and Corrects Diabetes Did you know that the diet God gave Adam some 6,000 years ago was not only the diet God designed to properly nourish Adams body, but the body of all humans who would follow? Interestingly, this same diet is also the diet that will provide the resources the body requires so the innate self-healing prevents and even corrects diabetes as well as most other physical problems? I am saying that the diet God told Adam to eat in the Garden of Eden, in Genesis 1:29, was not only the diet that would properly nourish the physical body of Adam and all humans who would follow; but, it was also the very diet that would nourish the body in such a way that the innate self-healing God placed within would prevent and even correct all manner of disease! From the beginning, from the very creation of that first human (Adam), it was not Gods will or plan that we humans ever become sick! So God, in His infinite wisdom took His first human creation after creating him and placed it in a garden so he wouldnt get sick. A garden for which the Creator God had spent the first four days of creation laying the groundwork (see Genesis 1:1-19), a garden God prepared to receive His human creation (Adam). We read more about this garden God planted in Genesis 2:8: And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom He had formed. The Bible teaches that after God had finished creating this gorgeous garden, He created man on the sixth day (Genesis 1:26-27), and placed him in this garden the Bible calls Eden. And what does God tell His first human creation? He tells Adam that all the food needed to properly nourish his physical body was to be provided by the plants in that garden. You can read exactly what that diet consisted of i Continue reading >>

Spiritual Roots Of Diabetes

Spiritual Roots Of Diabetes

90 day diabetes tracker calender , A More Excellent Way , auto-immune diseases , fear , forgiveness , Henry Wright , reconciliation , rejection , spiritual healing , spiritual roots , Type 1 Diabetes , Type 2 Diabetes , unloving spirits Have you ever wondered, Where did this disease begin? The following is a perspective with spiritual roots that you may consider fascinating, life-changing or balderdash, depending on if you are traversing on a journey of faith or simply do not believe in miracles or healing. I have personally encountered individuals who have been healed of chronic diseases, including stage 4 melanoma, brain tumors and Diabetes, and believe that many of our health conditions have spiritual roots that can be healed through understanding and taking action! Most of the insights that I share are derived from a book called, A More Excellent Way, by Henry Wright. Wright believes that most diseases have spiritual roots and are the result of separation on 3 levels: separation from God, self and others. There are many spiritual obstacles to healing, with unforgiveness being the most prevalent. Spiritual healing can occur when a person with dis-ease comes into alignment with God and His Word, accepts himself or herself as a child that is loved, forgiven and able to be healed by God the Father, and heals relationships with others. There is an interconnection between body, mind and spirit as well as, generational predecessors, that can influence ones health and healing. Many of the physical, mental and emotional sicknesses that we encounter can be traced back to our family trees. Fear, rejection, victimization, and the like may be traced back to ones mother, father, grandparents, etc. In the Bible, Exodus 20:5 states that the iniquities of the fathers shall be inher Continue reading >>

What Does The Bible Say About Diabetes?

What Does The Bible Say About Diabetes?

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow? My appetite refuses to touch them; they are as food that is loathsome to me. Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. Continue reading >>

Prayer And Fasting With Diabetes Informed Clients Of Faith Can Avoid Serious Health Risks

Prayer And Fasting With Diabetes Informed Clients Of Faith Can Avoid Serious Health Risks

Prayer and Fasting With Diabetes Informed Clients of Faith Can Avoid Serious Health Risks By Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN Many religious faiths recommend setting aside time for prayer and fastinga sacred time to commune with God while abstaining from all food, drink, or both. Fasting can last for one day, seven days, one month, or longer. People of the Jewish faith fast for 25 hours from sundown to sundown during Yom Kippur. Muslims fast during the daylight hours for the entire month of Ramadan. And many Christians fast and pray for 40 days during the Lenten season or sporadically throughout the year when theres a need to reinforce spiritual discipline, receive direction from God for their lives, or experience divine intervention during tough times. While fasting is a commendable spiritual practice, its one that could come with major health risks for people who have diabetes. Of all the spiritual fasts, Ramadan represents a particular challenge for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers. During the month of Ramadan, which begins at a different time each year according to the Islamic calendar, Muslims abstain from all food and drink, the use of oral medications, and smoking from just before dawn until sunset.1 In contrast, the 40-day fast during the Lenten season for Christians is less restrictive. Christians with or without diabetes may give up eating certain foods or meals throughout the season but not all food entirely, and they continue to take their medications, so theyre much less likely to develop health problems. For a Muslim with diabetes, going without food and drink for several hours per day and for days at a time often leads to serious complications. For this reason, healthcare providers have discouraged people with diabetes from fa Continue reading >>

God Wants To Heal...

God Wants To Heal...

Hi Everyone, I'm new to this board. I was just wondering what your views are on God and His healing power. I have a 5 year old who was diagnosed in December, but the Word of God says "by my stripes you ARE healed". I KNOW the doctors say that Type 1 is forever, but there's 2 reports, the Doctor's and God's. God doesn't lie. Our son was healed 2000 years ago when Jesus took our sicknesses and infirmities to the cross...his healing will be manifested because it is God's promise that IF we abide in Him and He in us that we can ask whatever we will and it WILL be done. All we have to do is have the faith to see it. He healed when He walked the earth(yesterday) and when we enter Heaven we're healed(forever)...and He's the same yesterday, TODAY, and forever. God is ready to do it, our faith is what puts it into action. It WILL happen, all we have to do is believe...and RECEIVE! God Bless! D.D. Family T1 since 1966, pumper since '03, transplant '08 I think that we don't know the mind of God. If it is God's will that your child experience a miracle, then that is great. But what if that is not the plan? If you decide that a miracle will occur and not give the insulin, the child may die. The power of prayer is a wonderful thing that will give you the strength you need for the trials and tribulations of having diabetes. The hand of God could be guiding the researcher that will eventually find a cure. That could be the miracle we all hope for. I think that you need to listen to the doctors and do what needs to be done (insulin, diet, exercise, testing) to ensure that your child remains happy, healthy and active. I appreciate your response. We would never stop insulin or care. But one day will come when his levels will be so low we have to stop. We choose to believe what the Bible Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

T1DM is characterised by complete, or near-complete, deficiency of insulin production from the pancreatic beta cells due to auto-immune destruction of pancreatic islets. Diagnosis is usually clinical but is supported by finding high titres of anti-islet cell, or anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies, and low levels of C-peptide in the face of hyperglycaemia. Treatment is mandatory insulin therapy. Has the patient been drinking more water and passing more urine than usual? Polyuria and polydipsia are the cardinal symptoms of diabetes and occur when the blood glucose level exceeds the renal threshold for glucose excretion - usually approximately 10 mmol/L. Has the patient noticed a change in eye sight - particularly an inability to focus? Difficulty with focussing - that has been present for only a short period and may be fluctuating - is due to osmotically driven swelling of the lens and varies as the degree of hyperglycaemia varies. Has the patient lost weight without trying? Weight loss is a cardinal symptom of insulin deficiencyand arises due to a combination of lack of anabolic effects of insulin, negative caloric balance due to glycosuria and some contribution from dehydration. Documenting an estimate of the pre-morbid weight helps to assess the severity of weight loss - and thus how ill the patient is - and also gives an idea of target weight that the patient should aim to return to. Has the patient developed generalised itch without rash or any other obvious cause? Pruritis is a classical symptom of hyperglycaemia although not seen as commonly as the osmotic symptoms. Has the patient any other relatives with diabetes? T1DM is less heritable than T2DM. A family history will also help to detect rare monogenic causes of diabetes such as MODY (maturity onset di Continue reading >>

God, Food And Healing

God, Food And Healing

Author's Perspective: God, as the True Healer, has provided us with four key mechanisms to heal our bodies through His Name. During my diabetes lectures to various churches, I usually ask the congregation what are the 4 key mechanisms that God uses to help us heal our bodies from disease. Most of the congregation are able to guess one of the mechanisms (prayer), but they are unable to figure out what the other three are. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard people tell me that God will answer their prayers -- when, in fact, God had already answered their prayers, but they weren't listening to His message! As a result, a lot of people sit around praying, waiting for God to answer them -- when God has already given them the answer! So, instead of always praying to God, sometimes we should use meditation to listen to God and use our inner spirit. There are many simple ways to tap into the power of healing of your Body and Mind by reading the Bible and tapping into your inner spirit. When we get sick and end up in the hospital, we praise God for saving our lives, but, we continue to ignore His message! We refuse to change our eating habits and lifestyle and follow the Scriptures. Instead we rely on man's drugs and medications instead of God's super foods! We also fail to use our brains to acquire the power of knowledge about nutrition, disease, and drugs. Instead of thinking and empowering ourselves, we give up our power to Man and his drugs. p.s. So, if you haven't figured it out yet, the other 3 mechanisms are meditation, God's foods and our brains. As Mr. McCulley (the ex-diabetic engineer and author) discovered during his near-death experience with diabetes, anyone of us can get sick at anytime -- even if we've never been sick or in the hospital. Most of us a Continue reading >>

The Daniel Plan: A Social Cure For A Social Disease

The Daniel Plan: A Social Cure For A Social Disease

One in two Americans has pre-diabetes or diabetes — that is every other person in America. Twenty-five percent of diabetics and ninety percent of pre-diabetics are not diagnosed. Caring for them will cost $3.4 trillion over the next 10 years. This is a global problem. From 1983 to 2001, worldwide diabetes prevalence increased from 35 million to 366 million, and it is projected to grow to 552 million in 2030. Ninety- five percent of diabetes cases are lifestyle-induced type 2 diabetes. The solution to our diabetes epidemic will not come from within the health care system. It will not come from a pill bottle or the blade of a scalpel. We cannot bypass the fact that this is a lifestyle disease and cannot be solved by better or more medication. Doctors graduate medical school knowing more about treating malaria than treating obesity — or what I call diabesity. When the collective cost of diabesity-related disease (including heart disease, cancer, dementia, strokes, infertility, depression and more) is accounted for, it is the single biggest contributor to our health care costs and our national debt. In the face of those seemingly insurmountable statistics, I had an insight after working with physician Paul Farmer in Haiti where he built the model of "accompaniment," which uses community health workers and peer support to create the conditions that led to health. The insight was this: that the community could be the cure. An Unexpected Solution to Diabetes, Obesity, and Chronic Disease One year ago, in partnership with Rick Warren from Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, and two other doctors (Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mehmet Oz), I helped launch The Daniel Plan — a social experiment to learn if community support was more effective than medication or conventi Continue reading >>

7 Ways To Live With Diabetes To The Glory Of God

7 Ways To Live With Diabetes To The Glory Of God

7 Ways to Live with Diabetes to the Glory of God 7 Ways to Live with Diabetes to the Glory of God Last September I celebrated two 10-year anniversaries, one being mywedding and the other the day I discoveredI was a Type 1diabetic. I was 24yearsold, had graduated from college, and wasworking before headingto seminary. And Id just married my college sweetheart. By all accountsI was a relatively fit and healthy young person with much energy to spare. I wasnt overweight, didnt eat sugary foods all day, played basketball several times a week, and kept a good work ethic. There was nothingthat would lead you to wonder whetherI had diabetes. But that fateful day came just three weeks into marriage, and I had no control over it. Now, a decade later, I reflect back on it with thankfulness to God. Though the diabetes diagnosis initially led me to a disciplined, healthy lifestyle, thatmindset quickly dissipated. More and more I let food become a controlling factor in my life, shaping my decisions. Idkeep track of my disease and see doctors regularly, but I often disregarded the diet altogether. I took what I wanted, when I wanted it,with no regard to the consequences. In other words, I pursuedinstant gratification. If I was hungry, I was hungry for something a diabetic shouldnt have. And since I could take it, I did. Like Adam and Eve in the garden, I saw that the fruit was pleasurable and wouldmake me wise (i.e., satisfy my appetite). And I took it, over and over, to my demise. The unsuspecting thing diabetes did for me, however, was to expose my sin in unexpected ways. And this is why I sayIm thankful. God revealed that my desire to satiate my physical appetite with bad food (detrimentalto my overall health) would lead me to satiate my spiritual appetite with sin (detrimental to Continue reading >>

Why Did God Give Me Diabetes?

Why Did God Give Me Diabetes?

"Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope"- 1 Peter 3:15 This post might contain an affiliate link. In simple terms, that means that if you make a purchase through one of the links I provide, I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can get more information here . On December 19, 2014, I woke up to a phone call from a diabetic educator. This struck me as a little odd because I hadnt been officially diagnosed with diabetes yet (the nurse who called me the day before said I had blood sugar levels they saw in Type 1 Diabetics). I scheduled my appointment with her after meeting with the doctor who would tell me that I do in fact have Type 1 Diabetes. That day was filled with several activities to keep me busy: a doctor appointment, trying (and failing) to get my insulin, meeting with a diabetic educator, picking up blood sugar testing supplies, successfully picking up insulin, packing my car, and driving six hours home from my university for winter break. I had been so busy doing things, and it had come on so quickly (I hadnt even realized how sick I was), that I didnt really have time to emotionally process my diagnosis. When I finally paused and reflected on my situation, I felt incredibly frustrated at the utter lack of fairness. I was convinced I had done nothing to deserve this horrible disease. I angrily questioned God about why, after the worst couple months of my life, He decided to give me diabetes. I suppose if I had actually listened to Him, I wouldve gotten through the bitterness a little easier, but instead its taken me time, mistakes, and growing in faith to get a better understanding of my situation. Demanding an answer from God for why He would put something so horrible in my life only showed Continue reading >>

Managing Type 1 Diabetes: Stories And Tips From Those Who Are Type 1 Of A Kind

Managing Type 1 Diabetes: Stories And Tips From Those Who Are Type 1 Of A Kind

Check out Whitney's cheat guide to her favorite book, Gary Scheiner's Think like a Pancreas onHappy Pancreas. #2. 10 Minutes of "Me Time" Can Change Your Entire Day Making time for yourself and having "me time" is vital for staying on track. For me that can be looking at scripture, reading, meditating, praying, journalingit sounds like such a small amount of time but just 5 or 10 minutes in your morning can make a huge difference to your mindset and how you go about your day. Starting your day in the most peaceful way for you can be great for refocusing your mind and energy. #3. Exercise is Our Most Underutilized Form of Therapy Working out is a huge "out" for me. I got into a program called Crossfit two months after my diagnosis and thats been my go-to workout. Its mixed high-intensity cardio and strength training. Theres a little bit of everything, which I enjoy because you dont get burned out or bored with it. Just staying active is a huge oneit releases endorphins, it really does. To me, exercise is effective therapy. #4. Over-Limiting Yourself is a One-Way Ticket to Diabetes Burnout There have been times when I've definitely over-limited myself because of my diabetes. One of my first vacations after being diagnosed was filled with overthinking and stress, because put too many restrictions on myself and couldn't enjoy it. On my recent trip to Paris, I just told myself that when I was there if I wanted a croissant, I would have a croissant. Obviously, I was still being mindful, you cant just turn off diabetes; you cant turn off counting and trying to do the best with your dosing, but relaxing a little to soak in my time there worked really well for me. I try to eat clean most days so I can focus my energy on other things aside from worrying about my blood sugar. If Continue reading >>

Day One Youth Ministries

Day One Youth Ministries

You can develop Diabetes type 1 at any age but it is usually diagnosed between 9 and 14 years. Here are the accounts of how four young people found out they have diabetes and their thoughts and feelings about what happened and how they cope. I started getting symptoms of diabetes in year 6. It all happened very quickly, at first I was unusually tired. Me and my parents just thought it was because I was growing. I couldnt drink water and started being sick. I got so ill I ended up going to hospital in an ambulance. Once I was diagnosed I got better so quickly and went home 4 days later. Im on an insulin pump right now and its working well for me. I found it hard to adapt to first, but now its just a normal part of everyday life. I dont find it nice having diabetes but its bearable and I have some good nurses to support me. I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 1 when I was 14, I was a christian and I thought this would protect me and I was upset and angry that something so bad could happen to me. My parents were also really sad. For a while I didnt pray as I felt angry with God too. When I started talking to Christian friends and my youth worker I realised bad things happen to everyone and the bible doesnt say that Christians will only have good things happen. My mum says that having diabetes makes me a kinder and more patient person. I was 8 years old when I was told I had diabetes. I became really ill after a virus. I was rushed to hospital and became unconscious. I remained in the hospitals intensive care unit for 5 days whilst they sorted out my insulin regime and taught me how to inject. Hearing that I was diabetic and was dependent on insulin injections was a shock for me to hear, especially as an 8 year old who wanted to have a fun, not have to worry about needles. Continue reading >>

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