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[IPr] Re: Discussion on this list
<FontFamily>>What has given you spirtitual inspiration to help cope with
<FontFamily>To me, I'd say gratitude has been an important thing to
remember when diabetes gets stressful!
When I was in the process of getting my pump last spring, and was
frustrated by the fact that the process seemed to be taking so long and
worried that my insurance wouldn't approve it, it definitely helped
put things in perspective to remember how blessed I am to *have*
insurance and be in a position where I could even think of getting a
$5000 pump! Given the fact that there are so many diabetics worldwide
who struggle just to get a reliable supply of insulin, I can hardly
When I get anxious about going in for tests that could reveal the onset
of complications, I'm grateful that I have family and a wonderful
church community to support me should any of the tests reveal bad news
(no complications so far, thank God).
><FontFamily>I write from a Christian perspective, but would certainly
value others' >perspectives and expect to learn from them.
<FontFamily>I also come from a Christian perspective but hope to hear
from all different perspectives! I'm curious as to what other
faiths/religions we have represented on this list?
><FontFamily>I would hope this group could provide support beyond what
we get >from IP.
<FontFamily>I agree -- I'd like to see this list be more than just a
place for any mention of God on the "regular" list to be immediately
redirected to! I realize religion tends to be a "sensitive" issue and
they understandably don't want fights breaking out, but faith is such
an important part of so many people's lives that it would be wonderful
to see this list become a real outlet for those kind of conversations.
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