Several pictures taken at the Youth Back to School Cookout on Wednesday August 20, 2014.
Bethesda Free Clinic sponsors a “Free Diabetic Education” class several times a year. Our next class will be on a Saturday in the fall of 2016. The class runs approximately one (1) hour. (If you don’t listen fast enough, the class could run slightly longer) The class is held next door to the free Clinic, which is located at Langley Baptist church at 3rdnd and Church St., Langley, Oklahoma.
Diabetes impacts nearly 26 million Americans, and 90% to 95% of these people have Type 2 diabetes. Our prayer is that through this education class we can provide some assistance for living with diabetes, which can be a daily challenge – and can be emotionally difficult at times.
When your blood sugar stays to high for a long time, it can damage blood vessels and nerves. This damage can affect many of the organ systems in your body and can raise the risk of complications such as stroke, eye problems, dental disease, heart disease, kidney disease and nerve damage to feet.
You may not want to think about these possibilities – no one really does want to, but the good news is that you can help avoid these problems by controlling your diabetes and taking good care of yourself. This means taking steps to lower your blood sugar levels.
This Free Diabetic Education class is intended to help you reduce the risks of diabetes through various forms of assistance and education, including:
- Learn about diabetes
- Steps to reducing risk
- Blood sugar highs and lows – How to and importance of testing
- Making healthy changes
- Help in answering the question – “Is your diabetes under control?
- Maintaining emotional health
- Traveling with diabetes
- Seeking support
- Working with your doctor, including the Bethesda Free Clinic
- Question and answer time
The following is from Charles. H. Spurgeon’s –Morning & Evening Daily Readings. I pray that you receive a blessing as I have through Spurgeon’s reflections on Proverbs 11:25
“He that watereth shall be watered also himself” – Proverbs 11:25
We are here taught the great lesson, that to get, we must give; that to accumulate, we must scatter; that to make ourselves happy, we must make others happy; and that in order to become spiritually vigorous, we must seek the spiritual good of others. In watering others, we are ourselves watered. How? Our efforts to be useful bring out our powers for usefulness. We have latent talents and dormant faculties, which are brought to light by exercise. Our strength for labor is hidden even from ourselves, until we venture forth to fight the Lord’s battles, or to climb the mountains of difficulty. We do not know what tender sympathies we possess until we try to dry the widow’s tears, and soothe the orphan’s grief.
We often find in attempting to teach others, that we gain instruction for ourselves. Oh, what gracious lessons some of us have learned at sick beds! We went to teach the Scriptures, we came away blushing that we knew so little of them. In our conversation with poor saints, we are taught the way of God more perfectly for our selves and get a deeper insight into divine truth. So that watering others makes us humble. We discover how much grace there is where we had not looked for it; and how much poor saints may outstrip us in knowledge. Our own comfort is also increased by out working for others. We endeavor to cheer them, and the consolation gladdens our own heart. Like the two men in the snow; one chafed the other’s limbs to keep him from dying, an in so doing kept his own blood in circulation, and saved his own life. The poor widow of Sarepta (1 Kings 17, Luke 4) gave from her scanty store a supply for the prophet’s wants (Elijah), and from that day she never again knew what want was.
Give then, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down and running over.
To God be the glory!