About Me

My name is David Mendosa. I am a freelance journalist and consultant specializing in diabetes and live in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder has hundreds of miles of trails on the plains, foothills, and mountains. Hiking and exploring these trails is my favorite exercise. I also love a great variety of music: Any North Indian raga that Ali Akbar Khan plays on the sarod, almost everything that Leonard Cohen sings, and everything that Johann Sebastian Bach ever wrote.

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in February 1994, I began to write entirely about that condition. My articles and columns have appeared in many of the major diabetes magazines and websites. My website, David Mendosa’s Diabetes Directory, established in 1995, was one of the first and is now one of the largest with that focus. Every month I also publish an online newsletter called “Diabetes Update.” Twice weekly I write for my blog. I am a coauthor of The New Glucose Revolution: What Makes My Blood Glucose Go Up…And Down? (New York: Marlowe & Co., first edition in 2003, second American edition in July 2006, and other publishers in the U.K., Australia, and Taiwan) and 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 (New York: Perseus Books, March 2008).

Please visit my website mendosa.com which contains hundreds of articles focusing on diabetes and its treatment that I have written over the years.