One of Divabetic’s goals is to make learning about diabetes and diabetes self-care management fun and entertaining. Our 3rd Annual Diabetes Mystery Theater podcast, “Suspect Boulevard” mixes diabetes education with madcap adventures, suspense, humor and glamour.
This year’s mystery involves diamonds, diabetes, dementia and dogs and is loosely based on Billy Wilder’s classic film, ‘Sunset Boulevard.’
Superstar sisters, Joan and Jackie Collins are the inspiration for two of the main characters, Best-Selling author, Marjorie Melbourne Blaze and her sister, Actress Marlena Melbourne, in this year’s caper.
Although neither Joan nor Jackie Collins is or was living with diabetes their sensational lives and complicated relationship sparked enough interest in me to want to write about it.
The only thing better than one diva is two, right???!!!
Our annual diabetes mystery podcast hopes to encourage listeners to approach those troublesome and worrisome unexpected blood sugar high’s and low’s like a detective; search for clues, look for patterns and above all, talk to the proper authorities (your healthcare team) about your symptoms. Many of our favorite detectives including “Cagney & Lacey”, “Sherlock Holmes and Watson”, “Charlie’s Angels” and “Scoopy-Doo & Freddy, Daphne, Velma an Shaggy” worked with partners or teams – you should too! One way to help prevent complications is to take on a ‘team’ approach to managing your diabetes and involve your friends, family, co-workers and healthcare professionals in your self-care.
“Suspect Boulevard” stars Mr. Divabetic, Best-Selling Tonya Kappes, Poet Lorraine Brooks, Actor and Author (“The Good This”) Peter Arpesella, We Are Diabetes organization founder, Asha Brown, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, Susan Weiner MS, RD, CDE, CDN, Divabetic Image & Style Advisor Catherine Schuller AICI, CIP and Mama Rose Marie. Throughout the podcast we will be playing the classic film scores by Franz Waxman courtesy of SONY MUSIC.
TUNE IN: Suspect Boulevard on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6-7 PM, EST