David Mendosa

Patient Advocate

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.

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The 7 Best Probiotic Foods for Diabetes

If you're considering probiotics as part of your diabetes diet, these are the best probiotic foods to try.

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How Toxic Relationships Harm Your Health

If you live with diabetes, toxic relationships can take you down a path of depression and poor health. Here's how to cut them loose.

A box of organically grown produce for a diabetes diet.

Should You Eat Organic for Diabetes?

Eating organically grown food is especially important for people with diabetes who may have a compromised immune system.

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Surviving Weather Emergencies With Diabetes

Weather emergencies can be risky when you need to manage diabetes every day. These 10 tips can help keep your condition under control during a natural disaster.

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The Glycemic Index Controversy

The glycemic index may be unreliable at showing how foods affect your blood glucose levels with diabetes, according to this study.

Elvis Presley lived with diabetes.

10 Famous People with Diabetes

Learn about these 10 famous people who lived with diabetes, including legendary musicians, movie stars, and authors.

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Should You Stop Taking an Iron Supplement?

Excess iron can contribute to a number of health problems, including diabetes. Here's why you should avoid iron supplements without a doctor's recommendation.

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Important Diabetes Tests and Prevention Tips

If you have diabetes, you need to get more preventative checkups than most other people. These are the regular checkups that can protect your health.

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The Best Vinegars for Diabetes

Vinegar has so many uses, ranging from cooking and canning to cleaning. But it’s especially valuable if you have diabetes.

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Mistakes Your Meter Can Make

The problem with blood glucose meters, which everyone who has diabetes relies on, is that they are sophisticated devices, which makes them more prone to user error and potentially to other problems. These devices are so common now that we take them f...