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David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

5 Reasons Why Low-Carb Diets Are The Best

Anyone who has diabetes has five compelling reasons to eat very little food that is high in carbohydrates. But for years we have been misled.


1. Managing Our Metabolism


One of the strangest things about diabetes is that a low-carb diet is still controversial. Diabetes is clearly a... Read moreChevron

posted 05/21/2015, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Weight Gain: Just a Few Pounds Can Be Too Much!


Photo by Marin


Risks of Weight Gain and the Need for Early... Read moreChevron

posted 05/20/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

Director, Child/Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's Nat'l

Diabetes Burnout Is Real For Caregivers and Families

Much has been written about diabetes burnout in adult literature. Adults with diabetes become tired of all the work that must be done to care for their condition (I am now referring to adult onset or type 2 diabetes, which affects over 90 percent of the diabetes population). However, today, I feel compelled to discuss the overwhelming... Read moreChevron

posted 05/19/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

Just What the Doctor Ordered

As every hospitalized patient knows, their doctors' orders are followed, either scrupulously, or more-or-less, by the nursing and other staff at the hospital. For diabetes patients who are used to caring for themselves, hospitals can become a dreaded nightmare of confusing orders, policies, and sudden and unexpected changes in diet, activity,... Read moreChevron

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