Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode has been a mainstay in the Diabetes community for more than 10 years. This popular podcast is dedicated to helping people with Diabetes to "Live a Life Full of Power, Passion and Positive Possibilities as we all Thrive with this thing called Diabetes”. Whether you have Type 1, Type 2, or are a family member, friend or loved one of someone with Diabetes (what we call Type 3), we've got you covered, with “all things Diabetes” in an entertaining and motivational way. ENJOY THE SHOW!!!

Aug 20, 2010


After earning 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,, 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
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.