I Love Somone with Diabetes: Holly Seaman

By American Diabetes Association

Diabetes affects the whole family, whether you’re a parent, sibling, child, grandchild or spouse. This week on the blog, we’ll be featuring stories about loving and caring for someone with diabetes.


Holly and her husband Eric

Name: Holly Seaman
Location: North Little Rock, Ark.

I love someone with type 1 diabetes! My husband Eric and I are both 25 years old. He is a physical therapist and I am a kindergarten teacher.

When I first met Eric, having diabetes was something he did not hide. I remember our first date: He pulled out his medical supplies to test his blood glucose before we ate. Of course, I had many questions for him, and that is where our diabetes journey began.

Three years later, he still answers questions for me. How does the insulin work? How much insulin do you need in certain situations? What are good meal choices? I often have him describe to me why he gives himself insulin at certain times.

There are many days that I worry about Eric and question God as to “Why him?” Diabetes scares me at times too. At the beginning of our relationship, I did not realize how much diabetes affected Eric—or should I say, his life. But he is such a strong person that one would never know his struggle, just by meeting him.

The biggest thing that I’ve learned being married to Eric is how to be supportive. I’ve learned to cook diabetes-friendly recipes that we both can enjoy. Fitness is very important in Eric’s life and supporting his desire to be fit—and support diabetes through fitness—is one way I can show that I care. I’ve learned how to encourage him through adventures such as the Tour de Cure

Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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