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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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We're talking about ‘Diabetes, Sleep & Mental Health Issues' on Diabetes Late Nite with musical inspiration from the iconic Phyllis Hyman. Phyllis Hyman was a sensational singer-songwriter and actress. Deep-voiced and statuesque, Phyllis Hyman sang with a life-affirming energy and emotional intensity found in few other female vocalists. Unfortunately Phyllis Hyman committed suicide, leaving a suicide note behind in 1995. Part of the note read "I'm tired. I'm tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you." It has been reported that she suffered from bi-polar disorder and depression and had a history of substance abuse which involved alcohol and cocaine. Who knows what accomplishments she would have achieved if she had lived longer? Podcast guests include Poet Lorraine Brooks, Patricia Farrell PhD, Kristina Wolfe, 'Tabouli: The Story of a Heart-Driven Diabetes Alert Dog' Author Matt Pelicano, Elizabeth Vaughan Gallagher, the Charlie's Angels of Outreach with Patricia Addie-Gentle. Throughout the podcast we will be featuring music from ‘The Essential Phyllis Hyman' album courtesy of SONY Music.
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Join us for Divabetic's 9th Year Anniversary Diabetes Late Nite Podcasting Celebration with musical inspiration from P!nk. P!nk's new album, Hurts 2B Human features the singer teaming up with Chris Stapleton, Khalid and more on... more

We're talking about 'Diabetes & Pride' on June's Diabetes Late Nite podcast with musical inspiration from Ricky Martin. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Uprising (June 29, 1969). It is widely considered to be the single most... more

We're talking about 'hush hush' topics in diabetes wellness such as intimacy issues, fears and food phobias with musical inspiration from H.E.R. courtesy of SONY Music. H.E.R. chooses to keep her true identity a secret but that's... more

Tonight we're celebrating the music legacy of Luther Vandross and raising awareness for diabetes health-related complications (such as stroke) on this podcast. In the years since Luther's passing, one constant has remained to... more

We're talking about 'HEART HEALTH & DIABETES' with musical inspiration from the rock band "Heart". Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes. People with insulin... more

We're talking about Self-Acceptance & Diabetes with musical inspiration from Dolly Parton. "Netflix's Dumpin' film has an emotionally impactful message of self-acceptance, wrapped in a charming coming-of-age story & steeped in Dolly... more

We're talking about ways to proceed with ‘CAUTION' when coping with Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) with musical inspiration from Mariah Carey. Do you know living with type 2 diabetes puts you at greater risk for heart... more

We're talking about celebrating the holidays without compromising our diabetes wellness with musical inspiration from Kelly Clarkson. ?Wrapped in Red'' quickly becomes a welcome gift to fans of the powerful pop star as Kelly Clarkson... more

We're celebrating World Diabetes Day with musical inspiration from Aretha Franklin. There are many reasons that Aretha Franklin is the legend of legends, a groundbreaking singer with the fortitude to transcend race and genre, using that... more
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