DiabetesCost of Care

The Cost of Diabetes


When diabetes gets expensive

Indirect costs of diabetes

How much are the costs, exactly?

Lifetime costs of uncontrolled diabetes

How to reduce costs by managing diabetes

A new and powerful diabetes drug

David Mendosa

David Mendosa


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.