Life in LADA land

Living Philippians 1:6 with type 1.5 diabetes

A little encouragement……

on February 12, 2013

I have decided that a little encouragement goes a very long way for me.  Maybe this has always been true, but it is certainly true for diabetic me.  I had a great doctor visit today, where my doc called me a rockstar. That’s only because he thinks I rock the numbers that mean something to him and to me in managing my health.  And while I know I’m a long way from being perfect in managing my diabetes (even now my Dexcom is buzzing me that I’m low and should really DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT – I keep telling it I just ate, but you know how technology is….), it felt good to be told that I’m doing a lot of things right.  There’s a new book out about diabetes that has something like “I’m never going to get everything perfect in managing diabetes” in the title. I’m sure the author didn’t use those exact words, but you get the idea.  I will never do this perfectly. I will never do anything perfectly!    It’s a picture of God’s grace, this striving to get better and better.  Paul said it well, talking about becoming like Christ rather than managing diabetes:  “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.  Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  My A1c is good, my blood pressure and cholesterol are where we want them, and I’m exercising like crazy. That’ll have to do for now.  I’m pressing on and I am thankful for the incredible support to do so that I have from my doc, my amazing CDE,  my family and my friends.  But most of all I am thankful for the fact that Christ has indeed made me His own, and I can draw on His strength when mine fails.  A good way to start the Lenten season, I’d say.

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