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DivaTalkRadio is a service of Divabetic, a national health and wellness nonprofit, a forum for education, empowerment and encouragement for those living with, at risk of and affected by diabetes and a channel on a mission to glamorize good health. Hosted by the happiest health care "MC," Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, DivaTalkRadio will change attitudes, boost spirits, encourage hope and motivate others to stay healthy with a feather boa, a smile and fabulous sense of style! DivaTalkRadio is the epicenter of the circle of care, a link between patients and their health care providers, a translator of clinical speak and a bridge between denial and acceptance, fear and confidence. Divabetic was inspired by the late music legend, Luther Vandross and created in 2005 by Max Szadek, who, as Vandross’ assistant of 14 years, witnessed his boss, mentor, and friend struggle in silence and solitude with the diabetes and its related complications. President Barak Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have acknowledged Divabetic for its dedication and determination on behalf of the diabetes community. Through education, support and a Glam More, Fear Less philosophy, Divabetic encourages a predominately-female entourage to become wellness and health ambassadors to their families and their communities. Visit Divabetic on the web: www.divabetic.org.

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Mr. Divabetic and the Diabetes Late Nite team explore emotions related to living with diabetes with inspiration from Grammy Award nominee Megan Trainor. Megan Trainor's break-out hit, ?All About That Bass? features lyrics about body acceptance. In this case, the bass is a metaphor for the booty. ?Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two / But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do,? she sings. How well are you at accepting the fact that you're living with diabetes? Negative emotions such as anger, frustration, hopelessness, fear, guilt and shame is very common among people with diabetes. Navigating your way through a range of emotions as well as learning to accept your diagnosis can prove to be a major stumbling block for many people's daily diabetes self-care management. Guests include: Dr. Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, Poet Lorraine Brooks and Mama Rose Marie.
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Diva TalkRadio, produced by the national nonprofit, Divabetic, observes the six-year anniversary of the death of Grammy Award-winning legend Luther Vandross. This hour-long tribute program, originally broadcast on April 20,... more

Mr. Divabetic interviews John W. Griffin, Jr., Chair of the American Diabetes Association and Roba Whitely, Executive Director of Together RX Access about the partnership that offers prescription medication discounts to people living... more

If you're living with, at risk of or affected by diabetes, planning or attending a wedding, this inside guide to one of life's most important celebrations is for you! Join Mr. Divabetic as he officiates a full hour featuring a guest list of wedding,... more

Mr. Divabetic officiates a thirty minute whirlwind of diabetes management and self-care inspiration featuring Divabetic's Charlie's Angels of Diabetes Outreach in a discussion of hot topics provided by The Girls Guide to Diabetes... more

Diva TalkRadio Host Mr. Divabetic interviews Ellen N. Resnick, LCSW, a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Redwood City, California. Ellen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates the use of... more

Mr. Divabetic dedicates this show to mothers near and dear. Our family of fabulous guests includes Divabetic's Charlie's Angels of Diabetes Outreach in a discussion of hot topics provided by Diabetes Daily, Diabetes Numerology... more

Join Mr. Divabetic as he shines the spotlight on Philadelphia (PA) podiatrist, Dr. Maasi J. Smith, founder and director of Rittenhouse Foot and Ankle Associates and manufacturer of Dr. Smith's Foot Care, a complete line of natural foot care... more

Mr. Divabetic, who worked for Luther Vandross for more than 14 years, leads a special hour-long birthday tribute to the late Grammy Award-winning legend. Guests include friends, family and colleagues who remember the moments, the... more

Mr. Divabetic dedicates this show to Divabetic's inspiration, the Grammy-award winning American artist, the late Luther Vandross (b.4/20/1951). Listen to our entourage of fabulous guests, including Divabetic's Charlie's Angels of Diabetes... more

Join Mr. Divabetic, as he shines the spotlight on Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFCN and Hope Warshaw MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, the authors of the book, "Real-Life Guide To Diabetes: Practical Answers to Your Diabetes... more
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