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Diabetes Update #192: Painless Testing Arrives!

July 1, 2014

By David Mendosa


My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

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

Gentle Testing for Diabetes
A new lancing device finally lets people with diabetes check blood sugar levels without pain. I tested it and it works. SPECIAL NOTE: The regular price of this wonderful device is $129, and during June the manufacturer offered a discounted price of $99. But because this newsletter is the first chance that many of you have to know about it, I asked the manufacturer to extend the sale for people who read this newsletter, and they agreed. Just enter MENDOSA in the promo code section of the Order Entry program, and you will automatically receive their $30 discount. The code will go into effect on July 1 and will expire on July 31, 2014.

Low Carb Cuts Diabetes Inflammation
Only low-carb eating reduced inflammation and blood sugar in new research. The traditional diet didn’t.

LiveBold with Diabetes
Diabetes comes with a stigma. The stigma of diabetes is that it’s our fault. It blames the victim.

Meditation and Mindfulness for Diabetes Management
A new study shows that meditation and mindfulness can help people with diabetes to achieve a more balanced and accepting view of their illness and of their experience with it.

Fitness and Photograph for Fun:

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

Elkhorn Slough
The slough is actually a small bay midway between Santa Cruz and Monterey on the Northern California coast. A boat tour brought me in close contact with many of the sea mammals and water birds that call it home.

A Little Drama at the Elkhorn Slough
The mallard and her ducklings waddle slowly along side the slough. Then one of the ducklings gets in trouble.

Monument Valley
No place epitomizes the American Southwest more than Monument Valley. I finally got to photograph this iconic place.

Lower Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon is the narrowest canyon I could imagine. It is beautiful with the swirls and the ​lines of the red rocks, the glow, and the way the light hits. I combined the warm glow with the darker purple shadows to create these abstract photographs.

Horseshoe Bend
I captured the view of what is probably the most photographed part of the Colorado River. But I had to get to the very edge of a 1,000 cliff to do so.

Dead Horse Point
En route home from the photo tour with Russ Burden, we stopped to overlook Dead Horse Point in Utah’s state park of that name. We also got stunning views of Canyonlands National Park and the country’s most inhospitable location, except for our big cities, of course.

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, July 30, 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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