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In Memoriam

David Mendosa Health Guide March 22, 2007
  • My wife, Catherine Lee Nord, died Tuesday morning of liver failure. It was a complication of her diabetes. She was 69. We had been married for 11 years.Here is the joyous Catherine as she was on June 20, 2006.She died in the intensive care unit of the University of Colorado Hospital in Denv...

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 23, 2007

     Hit me hard, can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. Please hang in there man. You are in my prayers.  

     

    Jim Rodgers

    jim5757@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 22, 2007

    hi David

    Sorry to hear about Catherine .

    Although we are at the other end of the  world , in Australia, we share your  pain . 

    Our prayers are with you .

     

    Jeevan

  • Anonymous
    Ressy
    Apr. 06, 2007

    I had the privilege of knowing Catherine as another avid sewer and collector of fine fabrics. 

    She will be missed by our group.

     

    Ressy

    Evil Fabric Queen

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 06, 2007
    How blessed you both were to have found each other.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 06, 2007
    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife.  I have been reading your articles for the last 5 years since I was diagnosed with diabetes.  I was very sad today to get your latest newsletter which spoke of her death.  My thoughts and prayers  go out to you.  Sally in Chicago
  • Anonymous
    Carl
    Apr. 05, 2007

    Hello David,

     

    I am very sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Although I didn't know her this news has made me feel very sad.

     

    It is easy to lose sight of how vulnerable we all are, espacially with this desease.

     

    I am glad to see that you are continuing on with your work. Your writting has been very valuable to me over the years....

    RHMLucky777

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    Hello David,

     

    I am very sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Although I didn't know her this news has made me feel very sad.

     

    It is easy to lose sight of how vulnerable we all are, espacially with this desease.

     

    I am glad to see that you are continuing on with your work. Your writting has been very valuable to me over the years. I always tell people that I get my best diabetes information from David Mendosa.

     

     

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 03, 2007

    for your loss.  Your story is so familiar to me, as I lost my 69 year old father in December 2006 from almost the same thing.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 02, 2007

    David,

    please accept my very heartfelt condolences.  I was away from your blog for a few days and found this shock today.  My heart and prayers go out to you and for Catherine.

    You help us all so much with your writing: may I just hope that expressions of sympathy from your internet community serve as some consolation to you in these sad times. ...

    RHMLucky777

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    David,

    please accept my very heartfelt condolences.  I was away from your blog for a few days and found this shock today.  My heart and prayers go out to you and for Catherine.

    You help us all so much with your writing: may I just hope that expressions of sympathy from your internet community serve as some consolation to you in these sad times. 

    Warmest regards,

    Peter James

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 02, 2007
    David: I'm very sorry.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 02, 2007
    So sorry to hear about your wife.  My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of her family.

    M. Temple
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 01, 2007

    I am very sorry for you loss. It is never easy.


    You are in my prays.


    Manuel Martin

  • Anonymous
    mary feagins
    Apr. 01, 2007
    you are very brave to share your intimate information with us, please accept my condolences.  mary feagins katy texas
  • Vincie56
    Apr. 01, 2007

    I have lost 11 members of my immediate family to this horrible disease and I was diagnosed 4 years  ago.  It is never gets easier.  I pray daily for a cure.


     


    My heart goes out to you at this time.  Be strong and cherish your memories.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 01, 2007
    I reach out to you, David, to share your grief in the loss of Catherine.  I am one who feels that I know you from your years of contribution to my life, through your diabetes directory, your participation in mailing lists, and now through your website. I was around your cyberspace when you met Catherine, and enjoyed the exuberance you communicated in your...
    RHMLucky777
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    I reach out to you, David, to share your grief in the loss of Catherine.  I am one who feels that I know you from your years of contribution to my life, through your diabetes directory, your participation in mailing lists, and now through your website. I was around your cyberspace when you met Catherine, and enjoyed the exuberance you communicated in your marriage.  I a small, but heartfelt way, I share your sadness at her loss.  Thank you for all you have given so generously to the diabetic community, and I hope that you can now take some support from the sympathy offered by those who have learned to care for you and yours.
  • Anonymous
    Sf507@aol.com
    Apr. 01, 2007

    My deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your beloved wife. My heart goes out to you--across cyber space.

    Sharon

  • Anonymous
    Haleh
    Apr. 01, 2007
    Dear David, my heart goes to you so much at this time of grief. Catherine's soul will always be with you, I have no doubt.

    I wish you calm times ahead so you can get the grips with your life again.

    With affection.
    Haleh
  • Anonymous
    shelly
    Apr. 01, 2007
    David,

    I've been reading your newsletter for a few years now, every since I was diagnosed. Your writing has helped me learn about my health and encouraged me to ask questions and seek alternatives.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Ha-makom yenachem ot'cha b'toch she'ar avelei Tzion vi'Yerushlayim. May Gd comfort you in the gates...
    RHMLucky777
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    David,

    I've been reading your newsletter for a few years now, every since I was diagnosed. Your writing has helped me learn about my health and encouraged me to ask questions and seek alternatives.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Ha-makom yenachem ot'cha b'toch she'ar avelei Tzion vi'Yerushlayim. May Gd comfort you in the gates of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    shelly
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 01, 2007
    In the rising of the sun and its going down,
    We remember her.

    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
    We will remember her.

    In the opening buds and in the rebirth of spring,
    We remember her.

    In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer,
    We remember her.

    In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
    We remember her.

    In the beginning of...
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    In the rising of the sun and its going down,
    We remember her.

    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
    We will remember her.

    In the opening buds and in the rebirth of spring,
    We remember her.

    In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer,
    We remember her.

    In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
    We remember her.

    In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
    We will remember her.

    When we are weary and in need of strength,
    We will remember her.

    When we are lost and are sick of heart,
    We remember her.

    When we have Joys we yearn to share,
    We remember her.

    So long as we live, they too shall live,
    For they are now a part of us,
    As we remember her.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 01, 2007

    David, thank you for working so diligently on behalf of all of us who suffer from this 'invisible disease.' I have you to thank for raising my awareness of the glycemic index, new products and treatments, the importance of exercise and on and on. My doctor hasn't been so helpful!  

     

    Our beloveds never truly leave us in...

    RHMLucky777

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    David, thank you for working so diligently on behalf of all of us who suffer from this 'invisible disease.' I have you to thank for raising my awareness of the glycemic index, new products and treatments, the importance of exercise and on and on. My doctor hasn't been so helpful!  

     

    Our beloveds never truly leave us in our memories, in the caress of the wind, the sound of a familiar song, a sunset or whatever simple joys you shared together. May it always be so.

     

  • lindalee
    Apr. 01, 2007
    David, please accept this expression of my sympathy at your wife's passing.  Thru your Web site and the help you've given me since my diagnosis, I think of you as a dear friend.  You will be in my prayers. 
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 01, 2007
    I'm so sorry.  I've been following your work for many years (I've been on cruzio for over 12 years and I remember you were on there).  I really feel for you in your loss.

    Laura

  • Anonymous
    Jan
    Apr. 01, 2007
    Please accept my condolences. You and your wife sound like you were best friends and that is so special.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 30, 2007
        I've been receiving and reading your newsletter since I was diagnosed Type 2 three years ago. Although I have never met you I was very sad to hear of your wife's death.
    Through diabetes the two of you have been part of my life for some time. 

    My thoughts are with you.  Thank you for all the help and support you have given...
    RHMLucky777
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        I've been receiving and reading your newsletter since I was diagnosed Type 2 three years ago. Although I have never met you I was very sad to hear of your wife's death.
    Through diabetes the two of you have been part of my life for some time. 

    My thoughts are with you.  Thank you for all the help and support you have given to others.

    Sheena
  • Anonymous
    tmm
    Mar. 29, 2007

    David

    you've been such an inspiration for many of us...sending you and yours condolences at this time.

     

  • Georgia Ann
    Mar. 29, 2007

    This is my 1st attempt at searching for more information on Diabetes and I see that you have lost your loved one. 

     

    My thoughts are with you, dear stranger.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 28, 2007

    I am so sorry to read about the passing of your wife.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. 

    With deepest sympathy,

    Stephanie Macomber

    Eau Claire, WI

  • Anonymous
    L. Kitchens
    Mar. 28, 2007

    David,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have benefited from your website & magazine articles. Thank You.

    God cares for you. You are in my prayers.

  • Anonymous
    Pat M.
    Mar. 28, 2007
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family, on your recent loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Anonymous
    Alyne
    Mar. 28, 2007
    David:

    I am so sorry to hear about Catherine. May her memory be a blessing.

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    "Ha-Makom yenahem etkhem b'tokh sha ar aveilei Tzion vYerushalayim-

    Alyne


  • Anonymous
    Big_Dave_T
    Mar. 26, 2007
    Sorry about your loss.  Am here via Amy T's blog.  Keep the faith, keep the fight.  I'm sure it's what she would have wanted.
  • Anonymous
    Marilyn at ADI
    Mar. 26, 2007
    Dear David, so many people never in their life find their soul mate.  You two were obviously blessed to have done that.  You are such a special friend to the diabetic community.  Your grief is our grief.  Please know many of us are holding you both in our prayers.  ((((Big hugs))))   Marilyn
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 26, 2007
    My deepest sympathies on your loss.

    Denise Armstrong
    myfallfromgrace.net
  • Anonymous
    William Horn
    Mar. 26, 2007

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    William

  • Paula
    Mar. 25, 2007

    David -

     

    I am so very sorry for your loss.  You're in my thoughts and prayers.

     

    Take care,

    Paula Ford-Martin

  • Karen LaVine
    Mar. 25, 2007
    and sending you a big virtual hug across the 'net.
    you've been through lots of tough times,  so glad you could be there for Catherine.

    karen lavine
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 25, 2007
    How terribly sad! I hope you are able to move on from this in a positive way. I wish you all the best. Caleb Murdock
  • Anonymous
    Terrell
    Mar. 25, 2007
    David, I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Anonymous
    ArtSweet
    Mar. 25, 2007
    David -

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

    May her memory be a blessing.

    ArtSweet
    http://artsweet.wordpress.com
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    clk
    Mar. 24, 2007

    David,

    I am sorry to learn about the loss of your wife Catherine. I pray that God will strenghten you and give you peace in this time of sadness.  I am sure that he still has big plans for you.  We will all miss Catherine as she was a part of you and your ministry to those of us who share life with diabetes.  May your memories of Catherine...

    RHMLucky777

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    David,

    I am sorry to learn about the loss of your wife Catherine. I pray that God will strenghten you and give you peace in this time of sadness.  I am sure that he still has big plans for you.  We will all miss Catherine as she was a part of you and your ministry to those of us who share life with diabetes.  May your memories of Catherine bring you peace and happiness.

     

    cindy

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 24, 2007
    I would like to be able to say something that would comfort you David but nothing special comes to my mind except that in our hearts is a very sprecial place for very special people and now you have an empty spot. Fill it with the joyful memories of your beloved Catherine. Be Well. . .
  • Anonymous
    Kassie
    Mar. 24, 2007

    David,

     

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. 

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 24, 2007

    David, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Catherine.  She was a strong woman to have lived with this for so long.  Both of your work has been appreciated by many people already, and many more to come.

     

    take care

    TigerLily

  • Anonymous
    Lori
    Mar. 24, 2007

    So sorry for your loss...

  • Anonymous
    Jim Fitz
    Mar. 24, 2007
    David, I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your wife. God Bless and know that there are many many people praying for you right now.
  • Anonymous
    Gaelyne
    Mar. 24, 2007
    G'day David. Just wanted to let you know that I read about your wife on the ADI mailing list and that you are in my thoughts and if you need anything (such as proof-reading) please feel free to contact me.

    Kindest Regards,
    Gaelyne
    gaelyne---at----videocam--dot---net---dot---au
  • greyked
    Mar. 24, 2007
    I wish you much strength for the time to come to bare your loss. Lodewijk
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 24, 2007
    Sorry to hear of her passing.

    Kevin
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 23, 2007

    So sorry to read the news of your wife's passing. All best to you in this time of loss.

     

    Lyrehca

    Managing the Sweetness Within

    www.thesweetnesswithin.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 23, 2007
    David - may our prayers and thoughts be with you during this trying time. 
  • Anonymous
    Bob Farnsworth
    Mar. 23, 2007
    It is often hard to remember, even with diabetes, how fragile life is. There are so few people we get really close to in this life that I read with deep sorrow about your loss.

    I hope your work, and dearest memories, bring you comfort.
  • Anonymous
    JasonJayhawk
    Mar. 23, 2007

    Mr. Mendosa,

     

    You had a very special bond with your wife -- she was a part of the club that nobody likes to join.  I'm sure she taught you a lot in the past 11 years.  Wives tend to do that. :-)

     

    I can't imagine what it is like.  Take time to rest and keep writing.  You and your wife's work have touched, lengthened...

    RHMLucky777

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    Mr. Mendosa,

     

    You had a very special bond with your wife -- she was a part of the club that nobody likes to join.  I'm sure she taught you a lot in the past 11 years.  Wives tend to do that. :-)

     

    I can't imagine what it is like.  Take time to rest and keep writing.  You and your wife's work have touched, lengthened and improved many people's lives. 

     

    Just don't forget what she's taught you.  And keep exercising!

     

    JasonJayhawk

     

  • BernFarr
    Mar. 23, 2007
    David

    I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your wife. I can't even begin to imagine how that must feel.

    This is a terrible disease and we must all work to fight it. Thank you for looking for support for Joslin, because that's certainly one of the centers for the fight.

    I hope that the hurt and pain begins to subside soon.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 23, 2007
    Dear David, I am so sorry for your lose.  I can't imagine how hard this must be on you.  Please know that even though we may not be here in person, many of us readers are with you in spirit pulling for you now.

    Megan  
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 23, 2007
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. 

    I am a native Californian and even went to Alum Rock Elementary School. 

    I lived in the San Jose area for 17 years.

    Life can be strange in a lot of ways.  I met a person at Alum Rock that had been in the same elementary school with me in New Orleans.

    While a freshman at James Lick HS I wrote...
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    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. 

    I am a native Californian and even went to Alum Rock Elementary School. 

    I lived in the San Jose area for 17 years.

    Life can be strange in a lot of ways.  I met a person at Alum Rock that had been in the same elementary school with me in New Orleans.

    While a freshman at James Lick HS I wrote a term paper on John Browns attack on Harper's Ferry.  I now live about 12 miles from there.

    I know you made a decision and even changed your name:
    Joshua 24:14 “Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, ...
    15 But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

    Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

    Sincerely,

    Frank Roy


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 23, 2007

    Prayers and love

  • Anonymous
    Scott
    Mar. 23, 2007

    David,

     

    I am very sorry for your loss.  Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  • Anonymous
    Chrissie in Bel...
    Mar. 23, 2007
    I am so very sorry David to hear of your loss!
  • verdungal
    Mar. 23, 2007

    I would like extend my deepest sympathy  to you.  May Catherine be your special "Guardian Angel"  as you continue to do your wonderful work.

    Joan Mercantini

    Verdun gal

     

  • Anonymous
    Roy
    Mar. 23, 2007
    Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I hope that you can keep your vital work going in her memory, and will cherish the time you spent together
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 23, 2007
    David, I am saddened to hear of the death of your beloved Catherine. I am sure you have some wonderful memories to help you through this sad time.

    Ozgirl
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 23, 2007
    My sympathies for your loss.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 23, 2007

    I remember our joy as we found each other later in life.  I know that your beloved would remind you of that joy.

     

    Please accept our condolences.  I hope that you find yourself surrounded by love and good support in the next few days (and weeks and months).  Grief is a terrible valley to walk through.  Please remember that we walk with...

    RHMLucky777

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    I remember our joy as we found each other later in life.  I know that your beloved would remind you of that joy.

     

    Please accept our condolences.  I hope that you find yourself surrounded by love and good support in the next few days (and weeks and months).  Grief is a terrible valley to walk through.  Please remember that we walk with you.

     

    Lori and Dave Rodewald

    vovhdiabetic.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous
    Vicki
    Mar. 23, 2007
    My condolences to you, David. 
  • Scott Johnson
    Mar. 22, 2007
    David,

    My deepest sympathies.  It is a terribly hard thing to go through.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Anonymous
    Gloria
    Mar. 22, 2007

    David,

     

    Although we have never met, I feel a connection to you and Catherine because of the disease that we share.  You and your beloved Catherine are in my thoughts and prayers.

     

    Gloria

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 22, 2007
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Thinking of you.

    Rachel (http://rachel76.blogspot.com)
  • Penny
    Mar. 22, 2007
    I"m so sorry for your loss.
  • Anonymous
    maddie2@earthli...
    Mar. 22, 2007

    David,

     

    For you my heart breaks. I am so sorry and just wanted to tell you. And for Ember too a loss like this is sad beyond mere words.  I am registered David but in middle of blue line reading, too a break to read mail and here was this horrific news. I can look up my password later for now we are both, my son Stephen and I with...

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    David,

     

    For you my heart breaks. I am so sorry and just wanted to tell you. And for Ember too a loss like this is sad beyond mere words.  I am registered David but in middle of blue line reading, too a break to read mail and here was this horrific news. I can look up my password later for now we are both, my son Stephen and I with you in heart and thought., MADELINE B OGLE PhD     MADDIE

  • Debbie
    Mar. 22, 2007
    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Catherine.  My thoughts are with you. 
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 22, 2007

    Dear David,

     

    I'm so very sorry for your lost.  But I'm glad that you had a chance to meet your love - and I'm so glad that she had you at her side as she battled valiantly - I know she must have felt comforted by your love and tenderness. 

     

    Perhaps she'll see her home again - and her dog - from the place she's...

    RHMLucky777

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    Dear David,

     

    I'm so very sorry for your lost.  But I'm glad that you had a chance to meet your love - and I'm so glad that she had you at her side as she battled valiantly - I know she must have felt comforted by your love and tenderness. 

     

    Perhaps she'll see her home again - and her dog - from the place she's in now.  I really do hope so. 

     

    Sincerely,

    Nicole Purcell (http://ohsocurious.blogspot.com)

  • geosim23
    Mar. 22, 2007
    I am so sorry David. My prayers are with you.
  • Anonymous
    Ginger
    Mar. 22, 2007
    David, I'm sending you large hugs and heartfelt blessings to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful wife. Thank you for sharing her story with us. Much love, Ginger
  • Chris B.
    Mar. 22, 2007
    Dear David,

    I was so very sorry to hear of Catherines passing. Much too early. We will miss Her. Our prayers and love are with you. Thanks to you both for your commitment to sharing your lives with us. You both continue to be an inspiration to us all.

    God Bless and hugs

    Chris Brouns

  • Teri Robert
    Mar. 22, 2007
    I'm so sorry to read this. You and Catherine have been such an inspiration in both your work and how you lived. I hope your grief soon gives way to joyous memories.

    with prayers and a hug,
    Teri Robert