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.

The Cost of Diabetes

Uncontrolled diabetes can be one of the most expensive diseases anybody can get. See how it all adds up and how you can prevent this from happening.
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Big Sugar Fights Diabetes

Credit: Thinkstock Big sugar is losing its grip on the American public. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that people with diabetes, prediabetes, and those at risk of prediabetes are winning. The people of four American cities — Boulder, Colorado, Sa...
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9 Steps Toward Managing Your Diabetes

So you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes… now what? Here’s a handy guide on the first steps you should take to manage your condition.
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13 Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

More than half of American adults had either diabetes or prediabetes in 2012, a study in JAMA says. Getting diabetes is now more common than ever before.
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