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Celebrating 11 years of podcasting, 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 a 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 diabetes and its related complications. President Barack 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:

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"Looks Like We Made It" and Barry Manilow's other classic hits inspire our conversations about how 'the struggle is real' for people with diabetes on this episode of Divabetic's monthly podcast. ?I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You've got to go and fight for it," says the Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award-winning music icon with 50 Top 40 hits, 12 #1 singles, and more than 85 million albums. We're sharing an honest, no-filter look at the daily grind of living with diabetes and practical ways to help you pivot and stay positive. We encourage others living with diabetes to live life to the fullest. Guests included The First Lady of Def Jam Alyson Williams, Poet Lorraine Brooks, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDCES, and diabetes advocate, blogger and mentor Fat Cat Anna. Music from The Essential Barry Manilow courtesy of SONY Music.
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We're celebrating Divabetic's 12th Year Anniversary of Podcasting with musical inspiration from Babyface and music from his A Closer Look album courtesy of SONY Music. Guests include Poet Lorraine Brooks, Susan Weiner MS, RDN,... more

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic discusses Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) on this one hour of wellness with a wow podcast. PMDD is severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that... more

Diabetes advocate turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Mr. Divabetic finally takes the plunge and ventures into a new career as a healthy caterer in Coney Island. With the help of his co-workers and nosy Italian mother, he heads for Coney Island... more

Divabetic remembers Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) with this special podcast, Tribute to Luther Vandross, celebrating his career during the 1990's. Luther Vandross was a musical master whose style has influenced an... more

We're honored to celebrate Luther Vandross and his musical legacy as well as raise awareness for diabetes health-related complications (such as stroke) on our annual Luther Vandross Tribute podcast. In the years since Luther's passing,... more

Words have the power to elevate or tear down someone's perception of themselves and their diabetes health. For decades, much of the language around diabetes has been focused on adverse outcomes and laden with judgment and... more

We're talking about 50 years of living well with type 1 diabetes, alcohol's effects on blood sugars, sexual wellness, and the Spare A Rose, Save A Child campaign with musical inspiration from Dean Martin. Dean Martin was born Dino Paul... more

Divabetic's first podcast of the year featuring Rachel Zinman, Arthur Aston, and Patricia Addie Gentle RN, CDCES. Rachel will be presenting a guided mediation you won't want to miss! Our musical inspiration, R&B singer... more

The Holidays are full of surprises— especially after Mr. Divabetic gets a new job as the pastry chef at the St. Nicholas Nursing Home nestled in a cozy Christmas Village. But adjusting to life in a Christmas Village is not all... more
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