You know him as Mr. Divabetic, the fruit suit clad man-about-town, Divabetic’s resident master of ceremonies, and happy healthcare anchor on Diva TalkRadio, a podcast channel featuring diabetes edutainment and information. But when he re-appears from the studio booth and sheds his pineapple and watermelon jacket, he transforms into the mild-mannered, yet passionate Max Szadek, the founder and executive director of Divabetic and WEGO Health Activist Award nominee.
Inspired by his former boss, Luther Vandross, who suffered in silence with his diabetes, Max founded Divabetic to encourage women and their families to accept a diabetes diagnosis boldly, with a Glam More, Fear Less attitude. With a background in entertainment and armed with a team of diabetes health and wellness educators, fashionistas and a Sony music catalog, Mr. Divabetic is uniquely suited (with fruit, of course) to connect with audiences in an empowering mix of innovative outreach, style, and fun.
Mr. Divabetic’s enthusiasm is infectious, and you can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and his world-famous blog for diabetes news, updates, and all things pop culture.
I’m on a mission to change attitudes in those affected by diabetes to stay healthy and upbeat about their care so they can continue to enjoy the glamorous life.
Don’t get down, count on Mr. Divabetic for the power of love and wellness with a wow! Here’s how to stay in touch, stay connected, and support our community.