Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza

Pediatric Endocrinology
Miami, FL
44 years experience male

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Miami, FL

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3100 SW 62 Ave, suite 102, Miami, FL
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Bio

Presently the Director of Pediatric Endocrinology Division at Miami Children's Hospital, priorly was President of the Medical Staff and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the same institution.Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida International University Medical School.

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Pediatric Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

141 Answers
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Very common: In children, like all viral illnesses once you have it, it does not come back.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
It will be worse: Diabetes if poorly controled will not let you fight disease with full stregth.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
14 yrs: Average, 12 years for early maturers and 18 years for late maturers there are conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome were the excessive growth and... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Look at the insert: Most Insulin syringe manufacturers discourage the practice of keeping Insulin for a prolonged period of time in the syringes specially with long actin... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Big difference: Novolin has become synonimus with nph novolin insulin, though novolin is just a brand name, you also have novolin regular Insulin or novolin-r, so you... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Glycogen storage: Pompes disease is a glygogen storage disorder type ii , due to lack of an enzyme glycogen ( the way you store glucose in muscle and liver) can not be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Many insulins: There are many Insulin preparations with different modes of action. Please talk to your diabetes treatment team, if you do not have one and you are o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Fasting: Less than 100, non- fasting it is very variable. There is a very good test that you can buy at a pharmacy, it is called hba1-c now which will tell yo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Depending on blood s: If you have a blood sugar inthe low 200s the most natural way is to put yourself on a diet and excersice 4 to 5 hrs a week, but his is forever, if you... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
The accelerator: Thyroid hormone regulates many metabolic functions like heart rate - excess will give tachycardia (fast heart rate) , weight loss, but not the good ki... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes but rare: L- tyrosine is an amino acid(building blocks of protein), that is not considered essential because the body can make it from other Amino Acids like ph... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Societal definition: Dwarf in medicine is considered a politically incorrect term, in terms of definition it use to define short people who are proportionate ( meaning the... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Insulinoma: Insulin is the only hormone that brings your blood sugar down. Your Insulin levels should be very low if your blood sugar is low. If you have low bl... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Control or cure: You can control diabetes in many ways, you cannot get rid of it once you have it.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Vague question: Cortisol and glucose go up when we are under stress is that is what you mean because they are part of our flee or attack response to stress.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Refined sugar: Refined sugar gets broken into glucose very quick practically as soon as it touches your mouth! carbohydrates include startches which take longer to b... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
2 weeks: Most individuals should not take it for more than 2 weeks for the recommended use to recover from stressful situations and no more than 1, 500 mg per ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes: As long as she takes her thyroid medication as prescribed and keeps her thyroid hormone levels normal.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes: Diabetes type 1 is a glandular autoimmune disorder( you make antibodies against your glans) like graves disease . When you have one you are more at ri... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Many: In diabetes since you cannot metabolize( burn) glucose for energy you try to get it from fat (by way of triglycerides) and protein. Diabetes type 2 i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes: Diabetics if the sugar load is to high and they cannot metabolize sugar properly, can develop a condition called "hyperosmolar coma" in which blood gl... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Not always: In the early morning hours you have what it is called the "dawn" phenomenom during which you secrete "stress" hormones that prepare you for waking up.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Testing?: Why were you testing his blood sugar, was he having symptoms? Blood glucose meters tend to be unreliable for low blood sugars. A blood glucose of 145 ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes: Testcles are not meant to be in the abdomen since testicular tissue may become malignant exposed to high temperature of abdominal cavity.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Type 1 or 2: Children that develop type 2 diabetes are usually obese at the time of diagnosis. Children with type 1 are usually lean, and present with a history o... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes: Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in both children and adults because of obesity the mayor risk factor. Back in 1980s we would diagnos... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes: But it takes quite a long time unless you have diabetes and are an adult in children less than 2 it might only take 12 hrs and in newborns 6 hrs.
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A male asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
A while: 2 to 3 weeks but it also depends at what dose they started you on.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
The more the better: Ideally minimum 4x per day: before breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime and 2 hrs after having a heavy meal. With control over a period of time regim... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Many protocols: You take your blood test before, take a set amount of boost or any other high calorie supplement (i prfer just have the patient have a normal meal) an... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes: Long term uncontrolled diabetes causes what it is called diabetic gastroparesis, a condition in which your gastric emptying time and your intestinal t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
If you change lifest: Metformin helps if you chage lifestyle and diet, by itself it might help initially, but sooner or later you will have to address lifestyle and diet.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Very hard to treat: You are going to need something much stronger than anything you might find over the counter, since that type of fungus gets in your nailbed which is r... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
No, but....: Type1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of things that people without diabetes do not have to do. Yet, since i deal with people that get diagnose... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Autoimmune: Type 1 diabetes is more frequent in the juvenile years though you can get it at any time, that is why it used to be called juvenille diabetes. For re... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Many diagnoses: Primordial dwarfism means that medicine has not found a cause for such, so it is a basket category that might encompass many different conditions that... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Insulin resistance: Type 2 diabetes is when your body stpos responding to Insulin properly. Insulin is what gives the signal for your cells to take up glucose(sugar) for... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Many: If you take hgh (nutropin) after your growth centers have been closed the only things that will grow is cartilage so your ears and nose will get bigge... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Ketosis: The production of ketones happens when you need to burn protein and fat for energy when you do not have enough Insulin to burn sugar which is our cl... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
HGH: Hgh stands for human growth hormone, not because it comes from humans, but because growth hormone is species specific, meaning human growth hormone wi... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
After years: Of having diabetes you might developed what it is called autonomic neuropathy which might affect your blood pressure.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes and no: Obese children tend to be taller for age, but as growth ends they do not end up taller.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
No: Florinef (fludrocortisone) is the synthetic equivalent of your salt retainig hormone used to control salt waisting caused by adrenal insufficiency. We... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Yes: Excessive thirst and urination usually appear when your blood sugar on the average has been above 200 all the time. You do not need to wait until the... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms similar to hypoglycemia might be expirienced by type 2 diabetics prior to diagnosis for 2 reasons: a quick fluctuation from high to not so hi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Not at all: Studies have been done with animals , they were given massive amount of glucosamine and they did not develop glucose intolerance.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
As people understand: 2 things that people call diabetic coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, sugar get high, acid level in blood get high (you do not have Insulin to burn sugar so... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
As people understand: 2 things that people call diabetic coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, sugar get high, acid level in blood get high (you do not have Insulin to burn sugar so... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Many things: You can take all the medications in the world, but if you do not modify your lifestyle you will not achive control. Make an appointment with the diabe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
In many ways: You do not only glycate your hemoglobin creating glycohemoglobin (the main one hba1-c) you also glycosilate your connective tissue hardening it and yo... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gonzalez-mendoza is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gonzalez-mendoza is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, I am now using humalog this is very interesting.
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I didn't got the full answer..I need help alott..understand
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Good bless young

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Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1979MD
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