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.

Latest by David Mendosa

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7 Reasons You Should Consider Eating Low Carb

Low-carb diets have helped many overweight people slim down. But going low-carb can also help control diabetes and reduce blood pressure.

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Fear of Needles and Diabetes

If you are afraid of needles, you are not alone. More people have what is called needle phobia than have diabetes. At least 10 percent of us have needle phobia.

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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 Diabetes Progression Myth

Does type 2 diabetes always get progressively worse? It might if you follow the advice of some doctors.

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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.

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Eat and Drink Mindfully to Manage Diabetes

Losing weight is often the first step to managing type 2 diabetes. If you're struggling to drop pounds, you may want to try these mindfulness techniques.

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Get Peer Support For Diabetes Management

If you're looking for information to help you control your diabetes, don't overlook peer support from local or online groups of people who share your condition.