Mark the Season With Inspiration


By: Clay Wirestone

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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