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.

Cut Your Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

You can cut your risk of diabetic retinopathy in half when you keep your blood glucose level below 6. This is the powerful message of a study announced at the recent annual convention of the American Diabetes Association in New Orleans and published ...
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Vitamin D May Help Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

One of the most serious complications of diabetes—and most common reason why some people with the disease lose their vision—can now be helped with a simple Vitamin D supplement.
David Mendosa

New Diabetes Drug Might Help With Beta Cell Loss

When you have diabetes, you don’t have enough functioning beta cells, which store and release insulin. So when there’s a new drug that may help with beta cell loss, it’s a big deal!
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How Much Protein Do You Need?

Credit: Thinkstock One of the most important diet questions for people with diabetes is to decide how much protein you need to eat each day. Yet it’s something that few people consider. While the debate still rages over how many grams of carbohydrate...
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Should You Take Berberine for Diabetes?

Credit: Thinkstock Berberine has been an important herbal remedy in Chinese medicine for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Now, it is becoming increasingly well known in the West, and may have a positive role in diabetes management – specifically ...
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