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Diabetes Update #224: Website Update

March 1, 2017

By David Mendosa

Photo from Ecuador

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Mt. Evans, Colorado, at 14,000 Feet
May 27, 2012 is Updated and Improved:

The webmaster of, Abhijit, just completed a major upgrade of Diabetes Developments: A Blog On Latest Developments in Diabetes, the most important part of this site. This part of includes almost all of the 900 or so articles that I have written about diabetes since 2005.

Abhijit is such a great webmaster that he has been doing this work for for the past 10 years. He based the upgrade on the best available software, WordPress, and the new blog is fresh, clean, and mobile-friendly. Comments on my blog posts, which have not been possible for the past few months, are available again and encouraged.

We postponed this newsletter by two weeks in order to tell you here about the upgrade. Please do let us know if you find any of the inevitable bugs that always happen in such a big change. Is there anything you particularly like or dislike about the new blog? You can email me your feedback to [email protected]

My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

Last month I published four more of my diabetes articles about how to manage our condition:

Why and How to Fire Your Diabetes Doctor
Should you fire your doctor when the relationship isn’t working?

Most People with Diabetes Should Stop Iron Supplements
The easiest way to avoid having too much iron in your body is to stop taking a supplement. But most multivitamins include iron.

What You Must Ask Your Diabetes Doctor
Actively participate in your first appointment with your diabetes doctor, asking most important questions first.

Why You Probably Don't Need a Diabetes Specialist
We don’t have enough endos to go around for people with diabetes. But you may not need one.


My Slideshows​

I write slideshows about diabetes for This is my new one:

Seven Reasons Why You Should Eat Low Carb
When you give low-carb eating a chance, you will not only manage diabetes better but you will also gain many other benefits.

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 to register at no cost here: and you can ask a question or not as you choose.

The webcast is available for ten days at, and then it is moved over to, where a membership fee provides access all of his videos, webcasts, and transcripts.

Dr. Bernstein's next live webcast will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. CST, 8:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. MST, and 5:00 p.m. PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.

New Flickr Site

I keep adding 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

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.


Health Central

The HealthCentral Network now has free weekly newsletters that will now notify you by email of new articles that I write for that site. Just click on "Get Our Newsletters" and then check the “Diabetes” box at the top right corner of any of my articles at

You can also read earlier versions of many of these articles at Health Central. You can can receive them via RSS, and “Feedly” is a good way to get and read them.

This Newsletter:
  1. Is and will remain free.
  2. Will never include advertising (except targeted Google ads at the bottom of the web page and not in the email newsletter).
  3. Nor will I ever sell, rent, or trade your email address to anyone.
  4. I will link sources of information.
  5. I will disclose any conflict of interest.
  6. If and when I learn of any errors of fact, I will correct them.

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