Dear Participant,

Greetings. We are asking you to fill out this survey for the purposes of Michael Bedar's research thesis at the Cousens School of Holistic Healing.

Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this survey! All responses are completely anonymous. The questions start with the hardest and become easier and easier. You will be awarded with a gift at the end!

My goal in the survey is to gain a better understanding of which life factors may be associated with people's choice of treatment approaches after they have received a diagnosis of diabetes - either type 1, type 2, borderline, or gestational. To answer this question, the survey asks you about:

- Your experiences and influences in early and current life
- Your community and culture
- Your motivations regarding diabetes and health
- Your sources of information about diabetes
- Your treatment to date, including medical and lifestyle approaches

Please answer with ease, truthfulness, and at a pace that works well for you.

If you choose to take a break, please leave the survey up on your screen. In your break, do not click "Exit Survey." The questionnaire takes between 25 and 50 minutes. Give yourself that time, and I hope you find it enjoyable!

If you are interested in learning more about the results of the survey, you may send an email to thelivingmichael@gmail.com

Thank you.

Warmest regards,

Michael A. Bedar
Candidate for MA
Cousens School of Holistic Healing
Tree of Life Foundation