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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza

Pediatric Endocrinology
Miami, FL
43 years experience male

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Miami, FL

Address

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
3 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Effects are 2.: It interferes with the lens of the eye to focus and it makes the fluid inside the eye cloudier, both are reversible once blood sugar goes back to norm... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
High fiber always: High fiber diet has always been recommended for diabetics it helps with slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates and has a beneficial effect on ch... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Not really: Blood sugar is just that blood sugar, even the constant glucose monitors which rely on a sensor inserted subcutaneously under the skin) require you to... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Smoking?: Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been used during pregnancy without mayor issues with the baby, though you do need to watch for adverse events on the mother... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Proportionate or dis: Short stature syndromes are divided into proportionate vs dysproportionate. The first are short but have normal legth of their limbs, the second are ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: Extreme malnutrition is the most common cause of growth retardation worldwide. When a child becomes malnourished, specially within the first 2 years o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
17 years: Note: growth dependes on maturation of your growth centers, early maturers might end growing as early as age 13 or 14 late maturers might grow stop... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Not realy: You have to be carfull in this sweet and sour age, caloric and carbohydrate intake is what matters.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Mayor risk factor: Obesity by far is the mayor risk factor for type 2 diabetes, specially if you have a 1st degree relative with type 2 diabetes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Rare Disorder: Cretinism is the name given to people that were born with hypothyroidis (caused by congenital absence of the thyroid gland) . It use to take up to 6 m... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: Igf-1 is a potent glucose lowering agent , in fact the new Insulin analogs Humalog (insulin lispro) and NovoLog have alterations in one of the Insulin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Traits: With genomics continuing to advance we will be able to asses risk by looking at many genes because diabetes as many other illnesses are a combination ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Urban legend: Probably comes from the fact that men with varicocele (varicose veins that drain the testicles) might have decrease sperm production when wearing tigh... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
The best: The best drink there is, water!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Carbohydrate intake: You need a ceartain amount of Insulin to burn a determined amount of carbohydrates which is very individual. If you are a diabetic taking Insulin you... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of ty... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Nicotine: Nicotine increases release of most pituitary hormones, including ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone), in a normal pituitary gland. Diabetes insi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Start simple: There are 2 publications a for dummies version and a complete idiot's guide for the glycemic index they run at 10 to 15 $ and muchnless used. There a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: If you have type 2 diabetes and need Insulin and you stop taking it you can go into hyper-osmolar coma (very high blood sugar with dehydration) which ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Many: Great britan, india and china are starting to get up there.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Adult diet: Stick to a 1, 500 calorie diet with 30% of it carbohycrates. Best way to do thiis is to write everything you eat and drink for 3 days and sit down wi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
No: Once your growth centers are fused( closed) growth hormone cannot make you grow. When you have growth hormone deficiency giving you growth hormone w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Alcohol: Gin is 45% or more alcohol, which causes your blood sugar to go up but then go down 4 to 6 hrs later! thatis a very well known effect of alcohol.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
14 years: For the average girl, but it depends on the start of puberty. For early maturers as early as 9yrs, for late maturers as late as 18 yrs. It is not on... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
High sugar: High blood sugar acts like a diuretic on your kidneys, so it increases your urine output.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
3 P: In medicine we call it the 3 ps: excesive urination (polyuria) excesive thirst (polydipsea) excesive hunger (polyphagia) i guess you could als... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Same: With thecnology blood drawing is no better because blood takes time to getmto the lab, and red blood cells continue to consume blood sgar. Fbs has to... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Your Pediatrician: Whether a child is precocious or not is best determined by your pediatrician, who will refer you to a pediatric endocrinologist if he belives that is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Many: Insulin resistance usually comes along or preceeds the metabolic syndrome which comes with low hdl(good cholesterol) and high triglecerides, after som... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Stimulation test: Growth hormone deficiency can be suspected when an individual has a very low igf-1 (insulin like growth factor) which is mainly made by the liver unde... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Sorry: Up until now the best reflection of your blood sugar is that, taking blood from your capillary bed best done by getting blood from your finger tips.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: Autoimmune thyroid disease of which graves is part of them increases your chances of developing type i diabetes (autoimmune destruction of cells that... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
My advice: Write everything you eat and drink for anperiod of 3 days, make an appointment with a registered dietician and have her evaluate your present diet. D... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Diabetic vs Non diab: If you are not diabetic your average blood sugar is about 90-95 (includes fasting and non-fasting). If you are a diabetic keeping your average betwee... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Carefull: Novolet is the first prefilled and disposable pen available meaning youvare done with it you throw it away, it implies that it filled with nph insulin... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
It is never too late: No matter what age you can start at any age, some have said though that response might not be as dramatic as when you treat during the typical age of... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
All reversible: The hormonal consequences of malnutrition are secondary to your pituitary gland shuting down to slow down or stop hormonal functions that are not nece... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Variable: It is hard to give a time frame: as soon as 6 wks as long as 6 months.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Many: Long term uncontroled blood sugar affects your micro- circulation, those small blood vessels that provide nurishment to your retina(your eye camera), ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Many conditions: Noonan syndrome is characterized by ceartain physical features like short and webbed neck, short stature, pulmonary stenosis (congenital heart disease... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Laboratory, but: Laboratory determined blood glucose is the best as long as the blood is spun immidiately(separate cell from serum)or is collected in a specil tube whe... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Excellent: For people who are in intensive Insulin regimens like the Insulin pump, it has been very helpful to fine tune Insulin delivery. For people who are st... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Flat curve: That is what you see in people that have a flat glucose tolerance curve, you metabolize(burn) carbohydrates very efficiently.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Imposible: Sorry, you stay away from sugar.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Many ways: The presence of antibodies against the cell that produce Insulin and a low Insulin level in a patient with high blood sugar means type 1. If blood ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Best part: Remains for home blood testig the tip of your fingers. You are getting capillary blood which is were your arterial blood(oxigenated) and venous( in r... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Achondroplasia: People with this condition give the impresion of having a large head because they usually have frontal bossing(prominent forehead) and a flat nasal ro... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Carbs is fuel: Even if you have diabetes your body needs carbohydrates for energy. A diabetic type 2, hasbto have at least 30 %!of his diet to be carbo.

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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

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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