PHOTO ALBUMS FROM THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM
I’d like to personally THANK everyone who participated in the Tucson Tour De Cure. My passion and support for this event is based on a firm belief that getting people on bikes is a cure for many people with Type 2 diabetes. It also shows that those with Type 1 can lead an active lifestyle and manage their diabetes.
My personal physician, Dr. Alex Perrian, with New Peublo Medicine, is a perfect example of someone who took control of his diabetes. 18 years ago when I went to my annual physical I had put on a few pounds from the previous year. Dr. Perrian said it is not a big deal, enjoy life, and that it is normal for a man to ad a few pounds a year. My wife said that at the rate I was going in 20 years I would be 220 pounds, 40-50 pounds overweight. Whereas, I heard that and watched my weight, Dr. Perrian did put on a pound or two a year. He was just following the advice he had given me of enjoying life to it’s fullest.
A few years ago, as a result of this lifestyle he found that his blood glucose level classified him as being diabetic. In response to this finding he changed his diet and got on the bike. He dropped weight, he found more energy, and his tests now show he is not diabetic. The advice he is now giving his patients is, be active. His advice is working as New Pueblo Medicine was one of the top fundraising team this year with over $7000 raised for The Tour De Cure with 11 team members!!!
Dr. Perrian is just one of the hundreds of great stories from this event. Again, THANKS everyone for participating and next year I look forward to seeing even more of you out there.