Did a Random Act of Genetics Really Cure Daniel Dawkins of T1D?

Most likely you have already read that a man in England has been cured of type-1 diabetes. (If not, you can read about it on diabetes.co.uk.) 30-years-old, Daniel Dawkins is said to have taken insulin for seven years with no beta cell activity. His hospital now reports that he has “stopped injecting earlier this year after tests showed his blood glucose levels had returned to a normal state.”

His cure is being credited to a “rare gene” that somehow is serving as a backup for rebooting his beta cells. Disease or cure, they seem to like to keep us helplessly dependent on genetic roulette.

What stood out for me, however, is that Dawkins runs marathons. This fits in with Dr. Buteyko’s theory that running for several hours each day could cure most of the “diseases of civilization.” I wrote about this back in 2016.

There is, as I noted, one big caveat that appears crucial if running is indeed a cure.  You can read about it here: Does Exercise Really Help People with Type-1 Diabetes?

Thinking Way Outside the T1D Matrix,
–John C. A. Manley

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