Diabetes (Type 2)

Praise the Lord! Now that the holidays are over and we just weathered an ice and snow storm, it’s now time to get back to the business of taking care of our temples (bodies). When I last posted in December, the subject was Type 1 Diabetes. Now this series will finish with Type 2 Diabetes.

This was called at one time non-insulin dependent diabetes. This form of diabetes is the one most commonly diagnosed in people young and old. One of the alarming things about this illness is that more children than ever are being diagnosed. Being obese and not having an active lifestyle are the two most common reasons for this. Remember 1 Corinthians 6:19; God is holding us accountable for how we take care of ourselves and our families. Being on computers and playing video games most of the day needs to change. Wanting to sit around and watch TV most of the day needs to change. Unhealthy eating habits need to change. Whether we are single or married and have a family, let’s get healthy and be healthy like God wants us to be.

How can we accomplish this you ask? Instead of all the technology we use in our homes, do things that are healthy as a family or single person. How about time with God? Spend time with His word and prayer more than 15 minutes a day. Get out the house and take a walk or jog communing with nature. When was the last time you stopped and smelled the flowers? When we shop for food, make healthier choices of veggies, friuts, dairy, etc. Leave the fast food in the restaurants. Keep a positive attitude as much as possible and don’t let people work your nerves for negative means.

Here are the symptoms of this illness:

  • severe thirst
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • increased hunger
  • tingling of hands and feet

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t wait and think it’s nothing to be concerned about. Call and setup an appointment to see your doctor. Have the A1C (Hba1C) test done, old glucose tolerance tests are not done anymore by many doctors. Depending on the severity, the doctor will prescribe what’s best for you. Traditional insulin, alternative medicine, and natural remedies are all viable options and treatments.

Here are the complications if not treated:

  • poor sleep habits
  • heart disease and stroke
  • infections because body doesn’t heal as fast
  • bacterial growth
  • kidney disease
  • inflammation inside the body

Now here are scriptures to help encourage you: Proverbs 4:20-22, Psalms 34:19, Psalms 103:3, Isaiah 53:5, John 8:36, 2 Corinthians 2:14.

We at The Worship Center want you to be in the best health as God intended. So let’s take advantage of what has been given to us to stay healthy through God and His word.

Be blessed.