“Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, You’re as welcome as can be!”
The first-ever Game Night at the Divabetic Club- NYC was officially declared ‘FREE, FUN & FANTASTIC’ by the divas! Who knew diabetes education could be almost as much fun as a trip to Disneyland?!!
Our free monthly meeting kicked-off with a rousing round of ‘Pass The Boa’, where members share their ‘diagnosis to diva’ stories. Divas living with type 1, type 2 and affected by diabetes touched on a variety of topics from accepting diagnosis, getting back on track with self-care, contemplating gastric band surgery, to dealing with the ever annoying diabetes police in our lives! Guest Divabetic educator, Joy Pape CDE, RN, Author of ‘The Real-Life Guide To Diabetes’ and her husband, Brian, joined us too. Joy and guest, Sharon V., from The Beth Israel Latino Institute, spoke to the group about the future of NYC healthcare and took questions before Mr. Divabetic did his best Oprah impersonation and commented, “LET THE GAMES BEGIN!”
With the hourglass keeping time, Divabetic Beauty & Style Expert and recent guest on the Dr. Oz show , Catherine Schuller, proved to be one of the fastest and fiercest thinkers during fun and laughter of the night’s featured game ‘Taboo.’ She eventually lost to dueling diva pals, Phyllis and Leslie.
The meeting ended with free, fabulous and gorgeous giveaways from our friends at Dr. Scholl’s, Diabetes Self-Management and Accu-Chek. One special diva, Phyllis J., received our newest bright white Divabetic Tote Bag (available soon in the Diva Shop.)
Come along and sing a song and join the jamboree! Check out July’s Divabetic Club meeting dates in Cleveland , OH, Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY and listen to Joy Pape’s recent Diva TalkRadio- Spotlight appearance at divabetic.org
Here’s a comment from a lovely, new Divabetic:
“I really enjoyed the Divabetic Club – NYC meeting last night. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. It was especially nice to hear from other Type 1’s. My boyfriend and I are also interested in coming to the Divabetic Event in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 15, 2011. So glad I found Divabetic – keep up the good work!” Roberta, NYC
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