It’s the time of the year when all of us are busy thinking of making resolutions. They seem very exciting at first, but all the energy and enthusiasm soon fizzle out. But not this time, this New Year, take a resolution to treat your diabetes right and make a commitment to living healthy.
Let Divabetic help you journey from ‘Diagnosis to DIVA! Who doesn’t want to look beautiful and slimmer this new year? Follow our easy step-by-step approach to help empower you to manage your diabetes self-care with confidence, inspiration and knowledge. We created a different step to represent each letter in the phrase ‘Divabetic.’ The Divabetic 9 Steps also relate to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) 7 Self Care Behaviors: Healthy Eating, Taking Medications, Monitoring, Reducing Risks, Problem Solving, Being Active, and Healthy Coping.
The main difference between the ‘AADE 7’ and the ‘Divabetic 9’ is the addition of a heaping teaspoon our ‘Glam More, Fear Less’ philosophy. Our years of presenting ‘Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes’ events across the country have proven to us that when someone living with diabetes takes pride in their appearance they have more willingness to improve their diabetes health. Plus, we’ve seen for ourselves that a lipstick can go a long way to boosting your spirits when you’re having a difficult day dealing unexpected blood sugar readings.
Use the ‘Divabetic 9′ as your blueprint to living the glamorous life aka a life without diabetes health-related complications. Keep in mind, the most important thing is to feel good about yourself .
1. D = Declare Out Loud that You’re Living With Diabetes
2. I = Involve Your Friends and Family
3. V = Visualize A Life without Complications
4. A = Aim to be A Better Eater
5. B = Break A Old Habit
6. E = Enjoy An Active Life
7. T = Troubleshoot High’s and Low’s
8. I = Improve Your Appearance
9. C = Carry supplies with you
At our free monthly Divabetic Club meetings participants assimilate the “Divabetic 9” Steps in a non-judgmental environment that comforts, connects and cheers them on. Each meeting, facilitated by healthcare professionals such as: Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Nurses, Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, pharmacists and fitness professionals, follows the Diva TalkRadio – Diabetes Roundtable podcast format. Cameos from local chefs, fashion and beauty experts and others complete the Diva experience.
Currently, Divabetic Club is presented in Philadelphia, PA, Cleveland, OH. In 2013, Divabetic plans to expand its grassroots network of Divabetic Clubs to serve women in these cities in Washington, DC and New York , NY.
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Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org