Your First 9 Steps Toward Managing Your Diabetes


Find the blood glucose meter your health insurance covers

Buy the meter and test strips

What if you don't have any health insurance?

Set your blood sugar testing goals

What blood sugar targets should you see when fasting or after meals?

Learn what makes your level be too high

Change what you eat

Learn more about diabetes

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.