David and Goliath: You and Diabetes

At dinner tonight, Nicole, Jonah and I listened to a The Untold Story of David and Goliath. This TED Talk by Malcolm Gladwell was so good we listened to it twice in a row. (Ted Talks – not just “ideas worth sharing” but “worth repeating”).

Malcolm explains how Goliath may not have been the mighty warrior his monstrous stature suggests – but rather a near-sighted man with brain cancer. Likewise, he shows how David wasn’t just a meek shepherd, but highly skilled in how to kill using a very primitive, yet powerful weapon.

Like those Israelite warriors that left Goliath to young David modern medicine sees T1D as an impossible foe. Yet, we are already collecting case studies of average “Davids” (and even mice) using simple weapons like long-distance running, fasting and breathing exercises to decapitate the T1D monster.

Thinking outside the T1D Matrix,
–John C. A. Manley

P.S. Malcolm Gladwell’s book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants in available from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk.


About the Author: John C. A. Manley researches and writes about alternative treatments for type-1 diabetes and its many complications. His wife, Nicole, of 15 years has had type-1 diabetes for four decades. Together they have lowered her HgbA1c below 5.5%, regained thyroid function, increased kidney function and reversed gastroparesis. Read more about their journey out of the T1D matrix or subscribe to their Diabetic Dharma blog..