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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday at the Cinema: What If We Are Wrong About Diabetes?

I was diagnosed with diabetes in January, so I find this video interesting.


4 comments:

Susan Moore R.N. said...

The video was interesting. His humility puts a beautiful face on him, (and the care that he gives, no doubt). I hope you are getting the care you need. There's much available. Susan

Allan Bevere said...

Hi Susan,

Yes, I am getting great care. My doctor is excellent. My numbers have come down and with diet and exercise, I intend to bring them down even more.

Cynthia Astle said...

Allan, you probably don't know how much good you've done by posting this video. I was diagnosed with diabetes almost two years ago. I come from a family that has a genetic predisposition to insulin resistance going back at least four generations, based on family photographs and medical history. Since I was a child I have always been scorned and abused because I was fat. Now in my sixth decade, struggling to manage my disease with diet, exercise and medication, I discover through this video you posted that my condition and all the complexities around it have resulted from something that stemmed, at its true origin, from a bodily dysfunction that could have been treated better if that cause were only understood. All the personal shame and blame I have felt since my disease was diagnosed is starting to ebb after seeing this video. I can't thank you enough, because now I will approach my health care with a new purpose and perspective. Blessings to you.

Allan Bevere said...

Cynthia,

I thank you for your kind words, and I am happy that this video has helped give you a change of perspective on yourself.

May God bless you with long life and good health.