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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa

Opportunity Through Adversity

December 20th, 2007 · 3 Comments

A few days ago I was talking with my friend Derek Paice. Derek and I have known each other for years, and seven years ago I profiled his success in dominating diabetes in an article for the “Diabetes Watch” website that is now on my site. [Read more →]

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Health and Wealth

September 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

A few days ago I was talking with my favorite Certified Diabetes Educators, Karen LaVine, about a wide variety of topics. I had mentioned that both my health and my finances are both as good as they ever were. [Read more →]

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Diabetes is my Lemonade

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Sometimes I think that I’ll write a book called Diabetes is my Lemonade. While diabetes is a condition that can be a lemon full of complications if you let it, you can transform it into the most tasty and healthy lemonade. [Read more →]

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Tributes to Catherine

April 8th, 2007 · No Comments

I am overwhelmed by your outpouring of sympathy upon the death of my wife Catherine from complications of diabetes on March 20. Nothing that I ever wrote generated so many responses as my tribute to her, “In Memoriam.”

You sent more than 70 comments to that article and even more emails directly to me. Several of you sent greeting cards and bouquets of flowers. [Read more →]

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Byetta, diaTribe, and Me

April 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

The question that my readers ask most often is, “How are you doing on Byetta now?” The last time I addressed this question was August 16 in “My Byetta Progress Report.”

At that time I had lost 68 pounds since starting on Byetta in March 2006. My A1C had dropped a bit from 6.8 to 6.4. [Read more →]

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My Style

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Even though I have been writing for a while, I still have a lot to learn. I picked up far too many tips that I didn’t already know from a new book by Jack Hart of the Portland Oregonian. Pantheon Books published A Writer’s Coach: An Editor’s Guide to Words That Work last year. [Read more →]

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In Memoriam

March 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

My wife, Catherine Lee Nord, died Tuesday morning of liver failure. It was a complication of her diabetes. She was 69. We had been married for 11 years. [Read more →]

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David’s Diabetes Diet

September 26th, 2006 · 36 Comments

The food choices on my diet are easy. What I eat must taste great and provide great nutrition. Great taste is subjective and certainly varies from person to person. But great nutrition is objective.

All of us are still learning about nutrition. But we do know the foods that are good for us and those that we should avoid. [Read more →]

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My Byetta Progress Report

August 16th, 2006 · 2 Comments

The pounds keep coming off.

In my previous progress report here about my weight loss on Byetta I was just getting started. In my first month and one-half of taking this new medicine for diabetes I wrote that I had lost 22 pounds. [Read more →]

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