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David Mendosa

Last Update: January 12, 2001

After earning a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Riverside, and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate School in government, David Mendosa went to work for the U.S. government. During a 15-year career as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. foreign aid program, he served 11 years in Washington, D.C., and four years in Africa.

They met on a diabetes-related Internet mailing list.

After retiring from government service, Mendosa became a journalist, initially specializing in small business. After he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in February 1994, he changed his focus to diabetes. He started his "On-line Diabetes Resources" web site in February 1995 when there were only two other web sites dealing with diabetes. It lists, links, and comments on all diabetes-related sites. As a full-time freelance writer, Mendosa writes about diabetes for a variety of publications, including frequent contributions to the DiabetesWebSite and a regular column for the American Diabetes Association's web site, among other assignments.

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