a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Riverside,
and an M.A. in government from Claremont Graduate University, David
Mendosa went to work for the U.S. government. During a 15-year
career with the U.S. foreign aid program, he served 11 years in
Washington, D.C., and four years in Africa.
After retiring from
government service, Mendosa became a journalist, initially
specializing in small business. When he learned in February 1994
that he had type 2 diabetes, he changed his focus to diabetes. He
started his website,
mendosa.com, in February 1995 when there were only two other
websites dealing with diabetes. As a full-time journalist, Mendosa
writes about diabetes for a variety of publications, including
regular contributions to HealthCentral.com.
On today's show, David
Mendosa inspires us to find our passion, and combine it with
activity that helps improve our control over diabetes. Among
David's passions are photography and hiking.
Today, David shares with us some very intimate details of his total
transformation, or as he calls it "Reinventing Himself".
Recognizing that his weight (313 lbs.) was having negative impact
on his health and quality of life, David took the necessary steps
to truly Reinvent Himself. Listen and learn how David lost
almost half of his body weight. He set a goal to weigh what he did
when he left the military 50 years earlier. Not only did he reach
his goal, but along the way, he discovered that he was happier than
he had ever been in his life.