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May 16, 2012

Divabetic® Blog

Our friends at Diabetes Daily provides this month’s HOT TOPIC: Can I Have Baby? from one of their most popular online forums. Hear “the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach” (3 of the smartest and sexiest certified diabetes educators from across the country) address this important issue for women living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Plus, the Broadway Baritone helps us to  pass the boa! with  Judith, from NYC. Judith shares her inspiring story of living with diabetes for almost 50 years with us. LISTEN NOW:

Don’t miss an all new Diva TalkRadio – Diabetes Roundtable program on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 6 – 6:30 PM, EST. Call-in to the Diva Hotline: (347) 215-8551 with your questions and comments.We’re podcasting with attitude!

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May 16, 2012

Divabetic® Blog

Sangria is traditionally a red wine punch known as a popular, refreshing party drink around the world. In the United States, Sangria was first tasted at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The Spanish World area served this fruity wine punch to its visitors, and history was made! I became a ‘Sangria-fanatic’ when I visited Madrid two years ago. They served it everywhere! Since then my friends and I have tried Sangria at several New York City restaurants in search of the best one. No one seems to make it quite the same. (Recently, I enjoyed a glass of Fried Green Tomato Sangria – more on that later.)

My low-sugar version of Sangria uses packets of Crystal Light instead of sugar to enhance the flavor.

Remember, it’s been recommended to eat a light snack when you’re drinking Sangria if you’re living with diabetes. While moderate amounts of alcohol can…

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May 16, 2012

Divabetic® Blog

Diva TalkRadio May 2012

Beyoncé,  this month’s Diva Inspiration on Diva TalkRadio, turned heads at the Met Gala in New York City  in a stunning sheer Givenchy dress that hugged her frame in all the right places, making it impossible to tell that she’s the mother of a newborn. During her strut down the red carpet, Bey revealed that she ‘definitely’ plans to have more children.

“I definitely want to have more. I don’t know how many. God knows, I don’t know yet,” she said. “I have such a full life. I feel like now I know the reason that I was born.” This week the new mom also shared a new photo on her Tumblr account, showing off a “Blue” necklace paying tribute to her daughter.

Beyoncé’s red-carpet-ready look at the New York fashion gala arrived just as she announced that she’s added another date to her set of comeback…

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Michelle Obama’s Workout Playlist – Who Made The Cut?

May 16, 2012

First Lady FitnessNot only is First Lady Michelle Obama the driving force behind a childhood-obesity-fighting program called “Let’s Move,” she knows that exercise and staying healthy represent an investment in oneself — an investment that every woman has the power to make. Here, some of the move-inspiring music Michelle Obama listens to while walking her talk:

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) — Stevie Wonder
  • Move Your Body — Beyonce (not available on Spotify)
  • Tightrope — Janelle Monae ft. Big Boi
  • Love Song — Sara Bareilles
  • Unbreakable — Michael Jackson
  • Whip My Hair — Willow
  • I Was Here — Beyonce
  • Treat ‘Em Right — Chubb Rock
  • Thank You — Ledisi
  • Get Right — Jennifer Lopez

Here’s what’s on the Divabetic Workout Playlist:

  • Downtown — Niki Harris
  • Love On Top — Beyonce
  • Fool’s Paradise — Mel’ssa Morgan
  • Are You Using Me — Luther Vandross
  • Real Love — Cher
  • Just One Kiss – Raphael Saadiq
  • Glow- Worm — The Mills Brothers
  • The Heat Of The Heat – Patti Austin
  • (Love Is Like A) Heatwave — Martha Reeves  & The Vandellas
  • Got To Be Real — Cheryl Lynn
  • Are You Ready? — Divabetic Singers

By Women’s Health Magazine

Vogue’s New Health Initiative – Underweight Models Are OUT!

May 16, 2012

British Vogue launched a brand-new Health Initiative across 19 editions of Vogue. The initiative aims to address the problem of unhealthy body image and behaviors amongst models, particularly those who pose for magazines.

The new initiative includes a six-point pledge agreed upon by all 19 Vogueeditors-in-chief. According to the Telegraph, these include the following:

* We will not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder. We will work with models who, in our view, are healthy and help to promote a healthy body image* We will ask agents not to knowingly send us underage girls and casting directors to check IDs when casting shoots, shows and campaigns.

* We encourage designers to consider the consequences of unrealistically small sample sizes of their clothing, which limits the range of women who can be photographed in their clothes, and encourages the use of extremely thin models.

As British Vogue notes, the stated goals of the initiative hew closely to those of theCFDA’s Health Guidelines, which include a minimum age requirement (16 years) and a commitment to preventing eating disorders through education.

The practical innovation of Vogue‘s Health Initiative, however, is a focus on magazines rather than the runway. The past efforts of the CFDA (and Britain’s British Fashion Council) were only effective to the point of addressing problems during Fashion Week. With Vogue‘s new move, models working year-round in photo spreads will meet the same requirements — and get the same help.

It also extends the impact on viewers, as arguably more women read fashion magazines than watch runway shows.

Of course, as long as Photoshop exists, those over-16, non-anorexic models could still be made to look younger and skinnier than they really are. Perhaps a pledge to limit Photoshop, made by Glamour and other magazines, will be next on Vogue‘s agenda?

Read more about The Health Initiative at and

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World Premiere Video: Tutti Fruity

May 16, 2012

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic wants to inspire you to eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients as well as fiber, which keep you feeling full longer and make you less likely to snack between meals. If you’re having trouble getting started, tune in to Diva TalkRadio – Diabetes Roundtable  (i-Tunes) for sensible advice on sticking to your diet while dining out and grocery shopping. Get support and inspired at: 

Obesity & Chronic Pain Go Hand In Hand

May 16, 2012

Obesity and chronic pain are widespread problems in the United States, but what you might not know is that the two conditions are related. If you’re carrying extra weight, you’re at risk for chronic pain, especially after age 40. And the heavier you are, the greater the risk.

Recent research published in the journal Obesity made the relationship between pain and obesity very clear. This study of more than a million people suggests that obesity in and of itself may cause pain, even in the absence of a painful disease or condition. Researchers speculate that body fat increases hormones associated with inflammation, leading to pain.

You can dampen the risk of pain-causing inflammation by losing weight. In the process, you’ll also decrease the strain that excess weight puts on your body, especially your back. “We ask a lot of our backs,” says David Greene, MD, CEO of Florida Pain Network. “They carry our body’s weight [and] provide the ability to rotate, flex, extend, and absorb significant loads every step of the way.” He adds that carrying additional weight forces the spine to absorb more load than necessary, which may lead to herniated discs, sciatica, or spinal arthritis — all painful conditions.

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