At church this past Sunday we were talking about the missions opportunities we support. We have been training local leaders to establish small home churches in Asia and they are now expanding into Africa as well. It costs about $150 to fully support one of these churches.
Later Sunday night all of my diabetes technology needed to be “changed”. I refilled my reservoir, changed my infusion set, and inserted and calibrated a new CGM sensor.
I was quickly struck by the amount of money involved – the cost of insulin, of my pump, reservoirs, infusions sets, medical tape, CGM sensor, CGM receiver, and test strips.
To be totally honest, the feeling that struck me most was one of guilt. How do I reconcile the fact that the same amount of money I just used here (most of which will last for less than a week) can do so much more good somewhere else?