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Diabetes Update #190: Vitamin D

May 1, 2014

By David Mendosa


My Talk to the Diabetes Summit​:

I will talk about “My 20 Year Journey with Type 2 Diabetes” on May 5, day 1 of the Reversing Diabetes World Summit. Dr. Brian Mowll, the host of the summit, recently interviewed me for it. But you don’t have to wait until then to hear it. You can click here to hear it on your computer now.

My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

Last month HealthCentral published four more of my diabetes articles about all aspects of the condition:

Managing Diabetes with a Strange Fat
Fatty fish gives us the omega-3 oil that we need. But a new study shows that fish oil supplements don’t work.

Best Vitamin D Choices for Diabetes
We have five ways to get the Vitamin D that we need. One of them doesn’t work.

A Vitamin D Surprise for People with Diabetes
The bad news is that most of us don’t get enough vitamin D. The good news is that we know now how much we need and it’s not a lot.

The Best Way to Check Our Diabetes Control Is Back
People with diabetes can buy the A1CNow meter again. From a new company.

Fitness and Photograph for Fun:

Last month I published three more of my articles on staying fit by getting the activity we need. Photography gets me to hike, and hiking keeps me fit:

Sue and I visited Arches National Park in the heart of the desert known as the Colorado Plateau. This is the most dramatic and my favorite national park in the entire state of Utah.

Rock Climbing in Eldorado
I took Sue to Eldorado State Park, in part because of her rock climbing interest and experience. We saw and photographed several climbers attempting to climb the Bastille, a huge rock formation.

Two trips to a Great Horned Owl nest near my home in Boulder brought us close to owlets just before and after they fledged.

New Flickr Site

I keep added some of my favorites nature photographs on In the past month I have added several more. You can find them the easiest way by clicking here

Dr. Bernstein's Webcast
If you have any interest in controlling your diabetes by low-carb eating, one of the best resources is Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's monthly webcast. It's an hour of excellent diabetes education available free either on the Internet or by phone. You can click here to register

Dr. Bernstein's next live webcast will be on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 7PM CST, 8PM EST, 6PM MST, 5PM PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.

Searching for My Articles
Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on HealthCentral Network -- the easiest way is to use the search tool on my site. You can search for all of the articles on my site or for the "Diabetes Developments" blog or the "Fitness and Photography for Fun" blog or what I have written at HealthCentral, which is now a part of Remedy Health Media.

Just go to and check which one of the four sites you want to search and enter what you want to find in the search block.


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Each month I describe and link my new Health Central articles here. But you can also use a blog reader to keep up with my articles more quickly. I use Bloglines, as I describe in my article, “Reading Health Blogs.

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