David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Patient Expert

David Mendosa was a journalist who learned in 1994 that he had type 2 diabetes, which he wrote about exclusively. He died in May 2017 after a short illness unrelated to diabetes. He wrote thousands of diabetes articles, two books about it, created one of the first diabetes websites, and published a monthly newsletter, “Diabetes Update.” His very low-carbohydrate diet, A1C level of 5.3, and BMI of 19.8 kept his diabetes in remission without any drugs until his death.

Pain-free Diabetes Testing Arrives

Credit: Thinkstock Lancets are essential to diabetes management. But they don’t get the respect they deserve. Many people with diabetes are attached to the blood glucose meters we need to use and don’t give a second thought to the lancets that we mus...
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Should You Fire Your Doctor?

You have a choice. When you realize that the relationship that you and your doctor have isn’t working, you have a decision to make.
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Do You Need a Diabetes Specialist?

Credit: Thinkstock If you need to make an appointment with a diabetes specialist, you may have a big problem. You might not even get an appointment, and if you do, be prepared for a long wait. But you may not need to see one of these specialists. Doc...
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Should You Stop Taking an Iron Supplement?

Credit: iStock Having too much iron in your blood or stored elsewhere in your body might be a reason why your blood glucose level is above normal. Too much iron can even be why you got diabetes. Yet about one out of every five Americans regularly tak...
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Studies Show That Magnesium Manages Diabetes

Credit: Thinkstock After years when the health benefits of magnesium didn’t get enough attention from researchers, we just hit the jackpot. Apparently, by coincidence, researchers all over the world published their findings in three different profess...
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