CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Social Health and Diabetes 2019; 07(01): 011-015
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1683469
Original Article
Novo Nordisk Education Foundation

Lessons for Diabetes Care from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Sanjay Kalra
1  Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India
Gagan Priya
2  Department of Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, India
Sundeep Ruder
3  Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Further Information

Publication History

Received: 22 December 2018

Accepted: 26 December 2018

Publication Date:
28 June 2019 (online)



Khalil Gibran's book The Prophet (1923) shares the conversations of a preacher, Almustafa, as he prepares to leave the city of Orphalese, where he spent 12 years. A collection of prose poetry fables continues to inspire people from all walks of life and remains as relevant as when it was written. This opinion piece uses curated verses from The Prophet to highlight the relevance of Gibran's timeless wisdom to modern diabetes care. It attempts to extract core lessons and present in a contemporary way for a modern health care professional to effect on and use.

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  • 1 Gibran K. The Prophet. Mumbai, India: Wilco Publishing House; 2016