Mark the Season With Inspiration

Inspiration with the Divabetic Octoberfest

| Oct 24, 2011

Winter might be on its way, but there's plenty of fall color to celebrate in the meantime. You can find fresh inspiration with the Divabetic Octoberfest, a series of events sponsored by the nonprofit wellness group for diabetic women.

This month features a "Diabetes Golden Rules by the Golden Girls" tour, with solid, no-nonsense diabetes education presented through the lens of sassy senior citizens. According to Max Szadek, Divabetic's founder and executive director, the shows " encourage women to adopt the bold, sassy persona of a diva to manage their diabetes self-care. And what better diva mentors than the Golden Girls?"

The month's events continue on the nonprofit's online radio station, Diva TalkRadio. Features such as "Diabetes Spotlight" and "Diabetes Roundtable" will include healthcare professionals and real-life inspiration. Episodes include a tribute to the late Ella Fitzgerald, who suffered from type 2 diabetes, a discussion about drinking and diabetes, and "Divabetic Diabetes Numerology."

To listen to current or past Diva TalkRadio episodes, visit If you listen live, you can call (347) 215-8551 to comment during the broadcast. Past episodes are also available through Apple's iTunes service.

Winter will be here before we know it, wrapping us in its frosty embrace. So why not enjoy the warm oranges, reds, and yellows of October and take in a heaping helping of inspiration for your diabetes management along the way?  Come January, you'll be glad you did.

For information and much more about the Divabetic Octoberfest, visit

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Posted by Anonymous on 24 October 2011

I LOVE The Golden Girls. Have the series on DVD. I don't see what they have to do with diabetes, though.

Posted by mrdivabetic on 25 October 2011

Hello Gorgeous, Thanks for your comment. That's a great question! I love the Golden Girls too. Although none of the Golden Girls characters or actresses are or were living with diabetes we still feel they can help us to raise awareness for diabetes and diabetes self-care management in an uplifting way. The reason we chose the Golden Girls as the theme for this year's Divabetic outreach tour is because we wanted to promote the idea of working with a team of friends, family and healthcare professionals to manage your diabetes. Dealing with diabetes on a daily basis can often be overwhelming and isolating for many of our divas. In virtually every episode of the Golden Girls the girls seemed to rally together when one or two were in trouble or needed help. Plus, the Golden Girls refined for all of us what it meant to be an older woman way back in the 80's when fifty was still considered to be fifty and not the new forty like it's considered today! They were single and over 50 but they weren't old maids. That's for sure! They were enjoying life to the fullest. We feel that there are a lot of great ways you can apply the characteristics of any of the four Golden Girls to diabetes education. For instance, Sophia always carried a bag - if she had diabetes what would be in it? Blanche enjoyed sex - if she was living with diabetes would that effect her sex life? And then there's Rose who didn't seem to know much about anything and yet she wasn't a dummy! Well, we're sure there's a lot of newly diagnosed people who'd love to ask some dumb questions so that they can enjoy their golden years! And that's what it's all about at Divabetic and the way we teach about diabetes. Thanks, Mr. Divabetic

Posted by Anonymous on 26 October 2011

This is diabetes education outside the box. Love It!

Posted by Anonymous on 26 October 2011

For those LADIES living with diabetes, the attitude and glamor depicted by the Golden Girls television show is a good example to follow. Knowing that you have a chronic disease doesn't mean that you have to live like you life is over. Feeling good about yourself allows you to explore and start adventures even in the GOLDEN YEARS of life. Even though there no character that had to deal with living with diabetes, doesn't mean their example isn't worth using!

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