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What’s Trending This Week At Divabetic

Check out the latest headlines in diabetes, diabetes self-management, healthy lifestyles and diva entertainment that we think you should know about.

Collapse at Salmon Farm Renews Debate About Fish Farming

Thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon were accidentally released into the waters between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, and officials are asking people to catch as many as possible. Tribal fishers, concerned about native salmon populations, call the accident “a devastation.” READ MORE

Fatherhood After 40? It’s Becoming A Lot More Common

In the U.S., the average age a woman gives birth to her first child has been rising. And, a study published Thursday in Human Reproduction shows dads are getting older, too.

Of the roughly 4 million births each year in the U.S., about 9 percent of fathers are over 40. And “about 40,000 newborns have a father over the age of 50,” says Michael Eisenberg, an assistant professor of urology at Stanford University Medical Center and the senior author of the study. “This surprised me,” Eisenberg told us. READ MORE

Favorite Cookbooks: The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet by Laura Cipullo RD CDE and the editors of Prevention magazine

For those readers who are looking to simply cut back on sugar (and carbs) this book will provide many recipes that sound familiar (like bread pudding) but have been modified to fit a healthier lifestyle. Cipullo offers tips on adjusting one’s approach to meals. Studying her recipes and applying her techniques to your own recipes will help turn your own recipe box into a collection of things to make that will be tasty, familiar and give you the comfort of knowing that they are better for you with the changes made.  READ MORE

How Diabetes Affects Your Bones

Bone fractures aren’t commonly discussed as a diabetes-related complication, but over the past decade, researchers and clinicians have increasingly realized that diabetes may weaken bones, upping the risk for break. READ MORE

11-year-old Marches Cross-Country for Diabetes Cure

Noah Barnes is walking close to a marathon-every day to bring an end to Type 1 Diabetes. He and his father are making their way from Key West, Florida, crossing the country on a diagonal, in the hopes of ending up in Blaine, Washington. READ MORE

Hurricane Harvey + Diabetes – Here’s How to Get What You Need and Here’s How to Give Whatever Resources You Can

Hurricane Harvey has left behind massive flooding rendering the city and surrounding areas nearly impassable. Our thoughts go out to those affected by the storm, which can really disrupt diabetes care – especially for those using insulin.

The Red Cross, FEMA, JDRF, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and other organizations are working to provide help to people in the diabetes community affected by this crisis. Here are resources on accessing diabetes care supplies and shelters as well as ways you can help. READ MORE

Remembering Princess Diana on the 20th Anniversary of Her Death

It may be an exaggeration to say that Princess Diana saved the monarchy. But it’s still fair to say the wildly popular “people’s princess” did buy the royal family some time.

In her short life, she rattled the emotionally reserved monarchy. She shook the hands of AIDS patients. She spilled the beans on her soap opera marriage and talked to the press about her battle with bulimia. She pursued — and was pursued by — the celebrity-obsessed media. She was one of the most famous people in the world, and the British public loved her. They still do.

“She’s still the people’s princess,” ran a front-page headline in the Sun on Thursday. READ MORE

Anwar Carrots Wants to Be the Martha Stewart of Street Wear

Mr. Carrots was the creative force behind Peas & Carrots International, a street wear brand in Los Angeles that he founded with his friends Joshton Peas and Casey Veggies, a breakout rapper. The label, known for its pop graphic T-shirts, developed a cult following. It garnered glowing coverage on lifestyle websites like Complex (a “coolest L.A.” brand), Hypebeast (“international phenomenon”) and XXL (“spreading like wildfire”). In 2014, after disagreements with one of his partners, Mr. Carrots left to start his own label, Carrots by Anwar Carrots.  READ MORE 

Ford’s Robocar Delivers Pizza in the Name of Science

Ford is putting one of its autonomous vehicles to good use: delivering pizza in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For the next few weeks, randomly selected Domino’s customers will get the option to have their pie brought over by a modified Ford Fusion Hybrid, complete with the roof mounted whirring “coffee can” sensors and plenty of “research vehicle” stickers.. READ MORE

Don’t Miss The Newest Mister Divabetic Mystery podcast entitled Gypsies, Tramps and Peas’  on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6 PM, EST.

Diabetes advocate turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Mr. Divabetic finally takes the plunge and ventures into a new career as a healthy caterer. With the help of his co-workers and nosy Italian mother, he heads for Coney Island to cater his first party aboard a yacht for his former swim coach, Ted Rockow. But his nautical soiree quickly capsizes when the guest of honor is found swimming with the fishes. What it an accident or foul play? Now Mr. Divabetic’s grilling Burlesque dancers, a lifeguard lothario and some sequined mermaids, all intent on keeping their secrets buried deep within the sand. Can Mr. Divabetic prove Coach’s death was a murder, not an accident? Or will he end up floating out to sea?

Will he sink or swim? Tune in to find out if he can solve the murder of his former swim coach with the help of his friends, some sassy mermaids and a cooky fortune teller. Along the way to revealing the identity of the murderer he uncovers expert tips for diabetes self-care during the Summer months.

USA Today Best-Selling Author, Tonya Kappes, Asha Brown, Catherine Schuller, Chef Robert Lewis aka ‘The Happy Diabetic’, Seveda Williams, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, MaryAnn Horst Nicolay, Mama Rose Marie and Poet Lorraine Brooks help the fruit suit clad sleuth in this seaside adventure. Healthy delicious recipes provided by Chef Robert Lewis and Stacey Harris aka ‘The Diabetic Pastry Chef’.

This year’s mystery podcast features music from the original cast recording of ‘Gypsy’ courtesy of SONY Music.

Join the show! Get the full script for ‘Gypsies, Tramps & Peas’ and read along as our cast performs. Please e-mail: mrdvabetic@gmail.com 

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