(New York, NY) – Divabetic (WWW.DIVABETIC.ORG), a U.S.-based diabetes outreach nonprofit organization, Divabetic is raising awareness for Breast Cancer Survivors living with diabetes with inspiration from a superstar who loves pink -- Nicki Minaj!
New research links insulin resistance to an increased risk of breast cancer and is also characteristic of type 2 diabetes.
Women with recently diagnosed diabetes may be more likely to also get a breast cancer diagnosis than those without diabetes, suggests a new study from Canada.
Researchers suggest that certain behaviors might increase the risk of both types of diseases, including smoking, being sedentary and not eating well, and that those would explain the link. It's also possible that changes in insulin and blood sugar levels that come with diabetes make it easier for breast tumors to grow.
“The stories of courage and strength we’ve heard from members of the Divabetic community who are cancer survivors as well as these new research findings are why were proud to go pink for October,” say Mr. Divabetic. “Nicki Minaj’s colorful personae embodies the uplifting way we plan to address this important health topic on our podcast. With fun, flash and first-class education.”
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and voice actress. She rose to prominence when she released her debut album , PInk Friday, in 2010, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release. She’s the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her seventh single,“Super Bass” has since been certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA, and has sold more than four million copies, becoming one of the best-selling singles in the United States.
Nicki — whose dad drank heavily and took drugs and once tried to kill her mother by setting their house on fire -- explains: “When I was younger I didn’t have much financially, like we couldn’t afford a lot of stuff and I remember seeing little girls’ rooms on TV and they’d all be pink.
“I didn’t have my own room, I shared with my brother, so I would have this daydream and imagine that one day I could have my own room and it would all be pink, like Cinderella’s.
“So I guess pink takes me back to that time and it just feels euphoric when I wear it. I love it.”
Inspired by Nicki Minaj, the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic hosts this thirty minute whirlwind of all things PINK which includes a 'Breast Cancer & Diabetes' Hot Topics discussion a Food Aisle Face-off between breakfast cereals, a Diabetes Numerology Puzzle with a Titanic twist and a Mother Your Diabetes commentary. Guests include Judi Wilcox RD, CDE, Kathy Gold RN, CDE Vernell Williams-Desrosier and Mama Rose Marie. The program’s special guest is Leslie C., from New York NY living with type 1 diabetes.
Enjoy over 80 Diva TalkRadio shows available for free on i-tunes (search ‘Divabetic’) and at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1.
October gets underway with the return of Divabetic’s national outreach event, Divabetic - Makeover Your Diabetes in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, October 13, 2012 as well as a special appearance at the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair in San Diego, CA on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
The glamour continues on Mr. Divabetic’s YouTube Channel (HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/MRDIVABETIC) with the fashion-forward funny talk on the red tomato carpet from around the country with Mr. Divabetic. The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic’s insightful ‘man on the street’ interviews capture celebrities and everyday people’s funny takes on healthy lifestyle choices and encourages you to stay upbeat about your daily diabetes self-care.
Mr. Divabetic, a 2011 WEGO Heath Activist Award finalist, hosts all podcast programs on Diva TalkRadio, which stream live from the host page at HTTP://WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/DIVATALKRADIO1. Listeners can call 1-347-215-8551 to comment or chat during live shows. Archived shows are available via the Internet or as a free podcast on iTunes.
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