Articles by David Mendosa
David Mendosa is an internationally-known journalist and consultant specializing in diabetes. After earning a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Riverside, and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University, he became a Foreign Service Officer. He worked 11 years in Washington and 4 years in Africa for the U.S. foreign aid program. Subsequently, he became a journalist, initially specializing in writing about small business.
When he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in February 1994, he began to write entirely about diabetes. His articles and columns have appeared in many major diabetes magazines and websites.
His own website, www.mendosa.com, includes about 4,000 of his articles and web pages about diabetes.
Every month Mendosa publishes a free email newsletter called “Diabetes Update.” More than 20,000 people subscribe to the newsletter.
For the past seven years he has been the lead staff writer on diabetes for HealthCentral.com, and he also contributes weekly to this website at: http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/.
He is a coauthor of The New Glucose Revolution: What Makes My Blood Glucose Go Up...And Down? He is the author of Losing Weight with Your Diabetes Medication: How Byetta and Other Drugs Can Help You Lose More Weight than You Ever Thought Possible.
In mid-2010 he established a local diabetes support group for people committed to taking tight control of their diabetes.
In August 2011 the Kesavadev Trust in Kerala, India, bestowed the 2011 Diabscreen Kerala Kesavadev Award to “the eminent international journalist, Mr. David Mendosa, for his incredible contributions to the field of diabetes and to the society at large.”
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Beware the Food Police
Well-intentioned dietary advice of others appreciated but not necessary.
The Glycemic Index
When choosing carbohydrates, check out this index for the highs and lows.
Incorrect Diabetes Terms
Diabetes terminology fraught with politically incorrect expressions.
Meter Memories - How Tom, Dick, and Charlie Did It
Persistence of a few overcomes great obstacles to bring glucose meters to the masses.
The Noninvasive Dream
Race is on to invent painless blood test meters but winner is nowhere in sight.
Why Bother to Calibrate
Diligent coding of blood testing meters helps keep inaccurate readings to a minimum.
Cheese Puffs Sweet and Savory Salad (Gluten-Free) Snapper with Celery and Almond Stuffing Three Onion Sauce Jerk Pork with Nectarine Salsa Egg Scramble Picante Lime Chicken Corn and Black Bean Vinaigrette Caramel Apple Bites Apple Butterscotch Squares
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...