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Divabetic's New Year Attitude: Be Healthy & Happy Too!

Dec 31, 2010

This press release is an announcement submitted by Divabetic, and was not written by Diabetes Health.

January Tools and Inspiration for diabetes care and prevention

New York, NY - December 31, 2010 - Divabetic, one of the country's leading health and wellness nonprofits begins the New Year with an outreach jackpot of resources and tools for those affected by diabetes. With online and special events, Divabetic's mission is to provide an empowering and supportive environment so that no one living with diabetes has to cope alone or in silence.

"Our goal is to keep everyone healthy and happy in the way we know best - wellness with a wow," states Max "Mr. Divabetic" Szadek, Divabetic's founder and executive director. "We want the U.S. diabetes community, which experts predict will include one-third of the population by the year 2050, to think of Divabetic as a mindset, which embraces the opportunities and tackles the challenges of wellness in a glam new way."

In January, Divabetic unveils five videos (www.youtube.com/mrdivabetic), four games available online (www.divabetic.org) and a companion restaurant guide for its Dining Out with a Dietitian series (http://bit.ly/divadining). The games include two versions of Diabetes Numerology (self-care solution puzzles) and two versions of Mystery Diva (diabetes-related clues with a celebrity twist). Also during the month, Divabetic awards the first of 12 super-sized gift basket giveaways for Diabetes Numerologycontestants on its Diva TalkRadio Diabetes Roundtable show. To register, email:mrdivabetic@gmail.com.

On Diva Talk Radio, Diabetes Spotlight airs live Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 6-6:30pm Eastern and welcomes Fox News Channel reporter Orlando Salinas, who goes one-on-one with Mr. Divabetic in a discussion on how to manage a busy career living with Type 2 diabetesDiabetes Roundtable airs live Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 6-6:30pm Eastern and features Divabetic's Charlie's Angels of Diabetes Care - certified diabetes educators from around the country, Mama Rose Marie, Stan the Announcer Man and Diabetes Numerology contestant Rebecca W. of Ossining, NY. In the show's Dining Out with a Dietitian, the cast reviews Soulplantation and Sweet Tomatoes for diabetes-friendly menu choices. Plus, celebrity make-up artist Jeff Jones checks-in with beauty tips and delivers a tribute to his friend and colleague, the late Teena Marie, R&B singer, songwriter and producer. Show giveaways include gifts from Diabetes Health Magazine, Verizon Wireless, NuNaturals and Cabot Cheese. Both internet talk radio shows stream from the host page at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1. The call-in number during show broadcasts is 1-347-215-8551. Archived shows are available as a free podcast on iTunes.

January special events include a presentation of Divabetic - The View, Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 10am - 3pm, at Beth Israel Medical Center, 10 Union Square East, 2nd FL, New York, NY. Admission is free, registration required. Call 1-800-671-1841 for more information.

To connect and share with others affected by diabetes, Divabetic offers personal testimonials, tips and timely updates on its blog (www.divabetic.wordpress.com), Twitter (www.twitter.com/mrdivabetic) and Facebook Divabetic Group feeds. For education and retail therapy, Divabetic's website offers free games, downloads, event listings and a one-stop shop for diva-inspired merchandise (a portion of proceeds benefit Divabetic).

About Divabetic®

Divabetic is a national nonprofit inspired by the late R&B legend Luther Vandross and women living with, at risk of and affected by diabetes. Divabetic presents wellness with a wow through highly engaged, non-traditional events and programs to promote prevention, early action and education. For more information, visit the website, www.divabetic.org


Categories: Community, Diabetes, Diabetes, Inspiration, Type 1 Issues, Type 2 Issues, Women's Issues



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