Spotlight: Divabetic

2010-08-11DivabeticBulbs-72Divabetic is a national nonprofit organization inspired by the late R&B legend Luther Vandross and women living with, at risk of and affected by diabetes. Divabetic presents wellness with a wow through highly engaged, non-traditional events, programs and online content to promote prevention, early action and education.

Max "Mr. Divabetic" Szadek

Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek

Max Szadek started the organization in 2005 shortly after diabetes-related complications claimed the life of his friend and boss, Luther Vandross. Szadek worked for Vandross for nearly 14 years and witnessed Luther’s diabetes-related ups, downs and everything in between. With the encouragement of Vandross’ mother, Szadek embarked upon a mission to glamorize good health.

Many in the diabetes community know Szadek as Mr. Divabetic, the Happy Healthcare Host, and applaud his entertaining brand of diabetes outreach.