Portion Control for Better Diabetes Management


The two main keys

The importance of portion control for people taking a non-insulin injectable

What kinds of foods raise your glucose the most?

How much food leads to weight gain?

How many grams of carbohydrate are too many?

The tools for success

Mindless eating

Get the doggie bag first

Skip the fattening portions

Use a helpful illusion

Buy smaller packages

Slow down, you eat too fast

Control your cravings

Considerably smaller snacks can be just as satisfying

Eat mindfully and share your goals

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.