is everything. Besides the medication and its side effects, there is a diet to watch, remembering to exercise, checking for cuts and bruises and making sure they heal properly. There is the other crazy stuff.
Common comments: (Comments I wish I could avoid)
them: I wish I could watch my diet as well as you do.
Me: I have to watch it, not watching means a trip to the ER
Them: you can cheat on your diet and try this dessert I made.
Me: I can’t eat the whole thing, but I will try a couple of bites.
Them: I thought our friendship meant more that you could give me an opinion of my baking.
Me: I did that before I had diabetes in a couple of bites, why should now be different?
Them: Why are you always wearing a bandage?
Me: When I test my blood sugars sometimes I bleed. (for the fortieth time)
The interesting thing about being a diabetic, is I can use all those meal/snack times to read the word. You don’t have to read God’s word in big chunks, you can read it a little bit at a time. It is actually better that way. If you read a few verses at a time, it is easier to digest. Think about the Thanksgiving meal how full you feel afterwards, how little you feel like doing. Now think about how energized you are after a healthy protein/carb balanced snack. If you read God’s word and think about what you have read, then go back and read some more; you will gain the understanding. Through understanding comes the wisdom of God.
Being a Christian is similar to being a diabetic, you make the changes one step at a time. You change your diet one step at a time.
You change your Bible reading habits one step at a time.