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LDS Diabetics

This group is for members (or non-members interested in the church) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), who have diabetes.  Questions could be about Church practices and diabetes requirements.  Please; no swearing.

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Diabetes Forum

How to control BG for all 3+ hours at church?

Started by Kirk. Last reply by Christine Shaha Apr 15, 2013. 1 Reply

I often can't last all 3 hours -- hour do you manage control all 3+ hours?

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Comment by Ali on September 28, 2013 at 10:21pm

I gotta tell ya - I just plain ole don't care what others think of me.
I AM a diabetic. I have to have snacks sometimes and unless you're my kid - I'm not going to share (and maybe not even with my kid!) Go into the Mother's Nursing room or outside to snack or test.
I can't shake hands - my neuropathy is so bad that it just isn't possible - so EVERYONE gets to know I'm diabetic right off.
A non-hand shaking Mormon.
Do what YOU need to do. Passing out will draw a lot more attention than a quick glucose test.
Your Bishop or other auxiliaries aren't helpful - hand them out some literature on being a diabetic! After going through the "official" group - get an appointment to see the Stake President.
Why NOT?
This is YOUR Eternal Salvation - right?
(Can you see the soapbox I'm standing on?)
Do NOT get me started!
Too late.
I agree with Larbabe. Every Ward has "them." The judgemental. The uninformed. The unchallenged.
The Church of Jesus Christ is true.
People are just people.
Feel sorry for them, and move on.
I've ranted enough for one day.
My work here is done!

Comment by Larbabe on May 21, 2013 at 1:21am

To Christine...
There are folks in the church, and out, who don't have experience and understanding when it comes to some struggles, like diabetes, depression, etc. They make "suggestions" like you're not praying hard enough, you don't have enough faith, snap out of it, etc. They don't realize how unproductive and even hurtful they can be. Every ward has them. I've known a couple like that who eventually had to deal with major issues and changed their tune. Just remember we're all human, imperfect. The reason we keep going is there's one who IS perfect, who loves us more than we can imagine. He understands us. Knows our pains and our joys. Wants us to serve but expects us to be sensible about our limits. He's the reason. The rest is secondary.

Comment by Katey on April 6, 2012 at 2:27pm

When I first went back to church after being diagnosed I found it tricky. I was also in a new ward because I moved. Luckily I met someone visiting who was also a diabetic who was my age. It made it a lot easier. I don't generally like to tell people about it. I only tell close friends and family so they are aware in case something happens.

Comment by Chaplain ET on June 13, 2011 at 5:05pm
I would like to know if you, any of you, have had problems at church with your diabetes? If you've been recently diagnosed, have your relations changed with anyone at your ward? Have you had the opportunity to explain the disease, the 'symptoms,' and the treatments?

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