Communion (for those who partake)

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4sons
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   Posted 6/3/2007 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok. Gotta ask. Are there any Catholics or Episcopalians out there??? What do you guys do at weekly communion (bread/grape juice/or unknown source of wine)? I don't eat bread OR drink juice but I REALLY want to take communion again. Do you ask for your own offerings to be blessed? Or you just figure it's between you and God? I mean it IS a representation ... so I guess I don't think it's necessary for anything but that .. but I do miss it.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


What's his name?
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   Posted 6/3/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I may get corrected, but I cannot imagine that a communion wafer and a sip of wine is going to make a significant change in your blood glucose.

LanieG
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   Posted 6/3/2007 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ruth, the very small amount of grape juice and white bread seems to be ok.  I eat an omelet in the morning anyway so my stomach isn't empty.  Here in the Presbyterian church it's once a month.  This hasn't messed up my readings much.

Lanie


"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise


4sons
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   Posted 6/3/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, guys ... I'm a lapsed Episcopalian trying to get back into the swing of things. It just dawned on me THIS MORNING at the most inopportune time!
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Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Phishbowl
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   Posted 6/3/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't even give it a second thought, Ruth. If you wish to partake, for whatever reasons, the wafer and the "sip" are so small as to not really even be countable. I would be more concerned if I were on meds; the ones that work with your liver and that may cause adverse effects if any amount of alcohol is consumed. Then again, the communion could still be taken and the wine skipped.
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- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/3/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Minimal blood glucose effect for the maximum spiritual reward in my book. Host and wine every Sunday for me and I've never given it a thought, even when I was a Eucharistic minister and had to finish the cup at the end of Communion.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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carokaye
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   Posted 6/22/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Very interesting, I must admit I never gave the communion wine and host a second thougt. In fact - does anyone even know just what that wafer is made of - or if it has any carbs.
 
Also, as far as the wine goes - I've noticed that when I drink wine with dinner my FBS is always lower than usual the next AM.
 
I'm new here and was just reading thru the different topics when I came across this one.
 
Caro

4sons
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   Posted 6/22/2007 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah ... it's not the wine, it's the bread!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


carokaye
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   Posted 6/22/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
My dietitian told me not to worry if it was under 5 grams, and I would think that that tiny cube of bread or thin host wouldn't be much more than that if any.  Just wondering!
Caro
4sons said...
Yeah ... it's not the wine, it's the bread!


Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/22/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually, alcohol has a lowering effect on blood sugar and works differently in the liver for diabetics. Most diabetics eventually face the realization that with the huge burden our livers already have sorting out medications and fighting fatty liver disease, it's just not worth the hassle to drink. Occasionally I miss it but I have to keep my eyes on the horizon. I want to prolong my good health as long as possible to keep from becoming a burden to my children. Looking at my labs I don't think alcohol is a good idea for me. (sigh!)

But when I'm old and grey and sitting in my rocking chair by the fire I might not turn down a wee dram of Scotch! (Hee hee!)
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
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- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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