This July Divabetic celebrates our 6th Anniversary of podcasting!! It’s an wonderful milestone to reach for our team of diabetes advocates. We’d like to thank our growing number of listeners and guests for their support, encouragement, generosity and talent. There are now over 125 free podcasts available on demand, anytime, anywhere at divabetic.org, i-Tunes and Blog Talk Radio.
As many loyal fans know our Anniversary Diabetes Late Nite podcasts usually have a different format than our regular monthly podcasts. Last year, we featured highlights from the past five years of podcasting and the year before we presented the podcast in reverse order (Diabetes Late Nite inspired by Lisa Stansfield
This year we were planning on another first. We were scheduled to present new music from one of our two former musical inspirations, Meghan Trainor
or Fifth Harmony
courtesy of SONY Music. Both of these fabulous artists have new albums out that are podcast worthy. It would have been the first time that we repeated an artist on our podcast. However, our plans quickly changed after I learned the tragic news that the lead singer, Prince Be, of the group PM Dawn died of kidney disease at age 46 on Friday.
I’ve made a decision to repeat a ‘topic’ rather than a music artist for the 6th Anniversary podcast due to Prince Be’s recent death of Prince Be from kidney failure.
Prince Be had suffered from diabetes for more than two decades, and had various health problems over the years, among them several strokes, including one in 2005 that left him partly paralyzed, and gangrene, which led to the partial amputation of one leg.
The duo was known for mixing traditional hip hop with sensitive and positive lyrics and melodies throughout the 90’s.
On July’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6 – 7 PM, EST we will discuss kidney disease and diabetes with the music of PM Dawn.
Our hope is that presenting back to back podcasts on the same topic will help bring more attention and awareness to kidney disease in our diabetes community.