David is a lifelong educator with 40 years experience. He spent 20 years teaching biology, chemistry, and health education at the high school and community college levels, where he was twice honored by the State of California by being named "Mentor Teacher." Additionally, David spent two years teaching science at Cairo American College in Egypt, and two years at Shanghai American School in China.
David developed the patient friendly "Take Control - Diabetes Basics," a diabetes educational DVD used by clinicians to encourage their patients to implement and maintain effective self-care strategies. He also maintains an online resource "Questions and Answers about Diabetes Self-Care" that supports people trying to avoid diabetes or manage their diabetes with healthy lifestyle changes.
A professional member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the American Diabetes Association, David has spent the past 11 years working daily with diabetes patients as a Clinical Health Educator in the Chronic Conditions Management Department for a large non-profit healthcare provider in Sacramento, California.
David earned a doctorate degree in health education for his research into women and their risks in the early HIV/AIDS epidemic and then supervised street outreach prevention programs for the Department of Public Health. He spent a year in South East Asia developing HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos and at Dr. Cynthia Maung's Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand, training nurses and medics serving refugee camps along the Thailand/Burma border. There he was fondly given the moniker "Healthdoc."