Event Title

Spiritual Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes Management

Location

King Building 321

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-29-2016 2:45 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 3:45 PM

Abstract

Type 2 diabetes management programs that focus on diet and exercise have proven unable to control the disease in the United States. These programs incorporate the biological, economic, and sociopolitical dimensions of humanity and disease, but largely ignore the spiritual dimension of personhood and disease. Programs that integrate all four dimensions present an opportunity for increased management possibilities. Three oral histories from clergy accentuate the importance of incorporating the spiritual into the management of chronic illness and type 2 diabetes in particular.

Notes

Session II, Panel 7 - Modes of Biophilia: Reflections on Health and Wellness
Moderator: Steve Wojtal, Professor of Geology and Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Major

Health and Society (IM)

Advisor(s)

Lynne Bianchi, Neuroscience
Meredith Raimondo, Comparative American Studies

Project Mentor(s)

Meredith Raimondo, Comparative American Studies

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Apr 29th, 2:45 PM Apr 29th, 3:45 PM

Spiritual Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes Management

King Building 321

Type 2 diabetes management programs that focus on diet and exercise have proven unable to control the disease in the United States. These programs incorporate the biological, economic, and sociopolitical dimensions of humanity and disease, but largely ignore the spiritual dimension of personhood and disease. Programs that integrate all four dimensions present an opportunity for increased management possibilities. Three oral histories from clergy accentuate the importance of incorporating the spiritual into the management of chronic illness and type 2 diabetes in particular.