Sunday, November 23, 2014

David Mendosa's Posts

Reversing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

The drugs that are approved to reduce the pain of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are expensive. But your doctor can prescribe much less costly drugs that might save you thousands of dollars and may work equally well.


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Dental Infections Are Trouble for Diabetes

If you have a dental infection and diabetes, you can never get your blood sugar stabilized.  I know this from my personal experience and from listening to Richard K. Bernstein, M.D.


Any infection will wreck havoc with our blood sugar management. But dental infections may be some of the most common... Read moreChevron

Three Surprises in a New Survey of Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction

A survey that came out this morning shows that an overwhelming proportion of people in this country who use blood glucose meters really like the ones that Bayer makes. But the meters that the other three leading manufacturers make aren’t far behind.


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Skipping Breakfast with Diabetes

Skipping breakfast, according to the conventional wisdom, is a mistake for people with diabetes who want to lose weight. But this piece of conventional wisdom may be a myth.


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Diabetes and Hypothyroidism: Partners in Ill Health

What’s wrong with you if you have diabetes along with mood fluctuations, if you are anxious, if you often get angry, and if you have a poor memory? Are you just a bad person?


Did you even consider that you might have an underactive thyroid gland? Lots of people have this condition, which doctors call hypothyroidism.... Read moreChevron