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Divabetic Spotlight: Hat Designer Evetta Petty

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Hat Designer Evetta Petty's motto is "I can design out of anything!" On the eve of her 30th Year Retrospective Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week, Evetta talks with Mr. Divabetic about managing type 2 diabetes in style!

For over 30 years, Evetta has designed hats in her uptown New York studio, Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop. Her hats have captured worldwide attention and have been worn to the Kentucky Derby and Royal Ascot in England, on celebrities such as Patti LaBelle and Star Jones, and featured in movies, fashion magazine covers, and editorials such as Essence, Jet, and Italian Vogue Mujer Unica, Vibe, and The New York Times. 

Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Did you know that over 80% don't know they have it? Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Light the Way! Join Divabetic's Blue Candle initiative and encourage your friends, co-workers, and family members to be screened for pre-diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers a quick, easy online Pre-Diabetes risk test (https://www.cdc.gov/prediabetes/risktest/index.html). Be by their side when they check, and share your successes and struggles of living with diabetes so they can see that living well with diabetes is possible.

Divabetic's first e-book, Sweet Romance: A Woman's Guide to Love and Intimacy with Diabetes, by co-authors Dr. Janis Roszler PhD, LMFT, RDN, CDCES, FAND, and Donna Rice MBA, BSN, RN, CDCES, FADCES, is available on Kindle.

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