Don’t Sleep On Diabetes

by MullOverThis

Although I believe in divine healing, healing comes in different manifestations.  We ought to pray and to believe God for our bodies to be in perfect health and wholeness.  It is also vital to use common sense and take care of our bodies.  Once we are diagnosed with a sickness–which may be genetic, have developed spontaneously, or brought on through lack of care or ignorance–how we respond to it is up to us.  Surgical, medical, homeopathic and faith healing are all viable pursuits to deal with challenges to our health.  Whatever we do, we are to live by faith. 

I’ve had surgery and prayed over the anesthesiologist, surgeons, surgical nurse and everyone else before I allowed them to knock me out.  I had NEVER had a surgical procedure before, and was not aware of any aversions/allergic reactions to anything at all.  The anesthesia almost killed me.  I could not breathe, and my lungs were severely compromised after the surgery.  I could not breathe normally on my own until 7 days after the procedure.  I understood the power of prayer once I was trying to recover.  So, in all health matters, prayer is a strong recommendation.

Prevention is the best strategy to insure wellness, total health and complete prosperity.  One must “know” in order to prevent sickness and diseases, much of which can be avoided.  Knowledge is power.  Applied knowledge is wisdom.  In the African-American community diabetes is rampant, and is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. 

So, here are some links to power below so you and I can operate in wisdom and preserve life:

/www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/health/01well.html?em&ex=1215144000&en=b76004734758a927&ei=5087%0A

For statistics on African Americans & Diabetes:

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics/african-americans.jsp

Links to diabetes websites:

http://www.diabetes.org/about-diabetes.jsp

http://diabetes.webmd.com/

Update:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/05/business/05drug.html?em

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3 Comments to “Don’t Sleep On Diabetes”

  1. http://www.fitnrg.com is a calorie counting website that lets you track your workouts, activities, diet and weight, and has a large community of fitness minded members.

  2. This is the best commentary I have ever read about the balance between faith and practicality when it comes to healing. I’ve often heard my pastor say we can’t ask God for healing from high blood pressure then eat a ham hock in Jesus’ name. That is so true. This body will be with us until we expire, so being proactive is necessary in all health matters. Diet, exercise, following doctor’s orders, and prayer are necessary to enjoy optimal health. Thank you for this!!

  3. We need more of these kinds of blogs about health – juvenile and adults obesity, AIDS/HIV, etc, heart disease, asthma.. I agree that we have to bring balance to the message.. we can edify our spirits and have to acknowledge the need to be good to our bodies. Prayer is essential but we have to also address the natural elements. The challenge for many of us our will. Proper diet, exercise, good communication and resource information from the health care community is so very important to implement. There is a divide in many instances particularly when it comes to the wellness of African-Americans and the quality of health care. Knowledge is power but being proactive is also essential. Also, there are many great physicians of color in our communities spreading the word about wellness, disease prevention and overall just empowering us to do better.

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