dLife Contest Winners



 Fresh Diet winner

The Contest: Raffle from American Association of Diabetes Educators Conference

The Prize: One month of food from The Fresh Diet

The Winner: Gillian Arathuzik of Lexington, MA won a free month of food from The Fresh Diet. She will be starting her month of free food in January 2011.




The Contest: iPod touch Sweepstakes

The Prize: 32 GB iPod touch fully loaded with the dLife Companion mobile application - the ultimate diabetes lifestyle manager and tracker

The Winner: Marsha Cope of Mason, Ohio. With the dLife Companion Marsha can easily track her blood sugar, look up foods and recipes with complete nutritional information, ask questions and get answers from dLife diabetes experts and watch over 400 dLifeTV videos. "I'd just like to say how happy I am to win this iPod touch with the dLife application," Marsha said. "I am excited to get help with controlling my type 2 diabetes. Thanks again!"



The Contest: Dads & Diabetes Community Group Contest

The Prize: Weber grill

The Winner: Byron Singleton of Plymouth, Indiana. Byron was the winning Dad from our Dad's & Diabetes Community group. His daughter, Ashly submitted a wonderful story of her relationship with him and how he had lost his previous grill to a tornado.  Byron also received a matching grill cover and a dLife "grilling favorites" cookbook.


  winner1The Contest: Pritiken Longevity Center & Spa Sweepstakes

The winner: Beverly Crenshaw of Mobile, Alabama, pictured here in the Pritikin Longevity and Spa exercise center

The prize: A 7-day healthy spa vacation for two at the internationally-acclaimed Pritiken Longevity Center & Spa where one can learn healthy ways to improve your dLife. The prize included a comprehensive medical and fitness assessment by physicians specializing in diabetes, luxurious waterfront accommodations, nutritious gourmet meals, daily workshops and “real-life” coaching on dining, cooking, food shopping, nutrition and long-term weight control, a customized exercise program, and a full array of spa/wellness services.

Upon returning from Pritiken, Beverly said: “The opportunity to receive the Pritiken experience was a once-in-a-lifetime event. Guests were all fascinated when I told them how I was awarded the privilege to be a guest at Pritiken for a week. I encouraged them to watch dLifeTV as well as visit the dLife web site. Once again, I am forever grateful.”




AADE Winner PritikinSecond Pritikin winner (won at AADE August 2007):

Pamela Vaughan
Ellenwood, GA
She will be taking the prize in March 2008, assuming the dates work for her.



DineWise winner (contest ended on 9/4/07):
Lois Tregre
Vacherie, LA
Prize: 1 full day of food per week for a full year.

Educator Rewards contest (contest ended on 10/12):
Grand prize: Emily Marcus
East Setauket, NY
Prize: All expense paid trip to the 2008 AADE National Conference in Washington, DC, to be held August 6-9, 2008; including roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodation in DC; transfers to and from hotel in DC; and daily meal allowance.

Weekly winners:
Eileen Mikus
Marva Randolph
Anne Carroll
Sherri Rogers
Rebecca Geri
Jennifer Davis
Gayle Aguirre
Antonio Cervera
Prize: Portable DVD player with dLifeTV Season 3 DVD

Daily winners:
Fanny Yohai
Connie Buss
KC Arnold
Lauren Dorman
Jerry Meece
Judith Slover
Cari Roorda
Lucy Buchness
Nina Lavern
Wayne Woo
Audrey Arends
Beth Saucier
Bobbie Miller
Debra Nessel
Priscilla Flowers
Lisa Smith
Joan Hill
Tory Lucas
Barbara Odom
Dorothy Stade
Karla Boyce
Lina Alldredge
Kathy Dropeski
Debra Pete
Jonathan Trujillo
Sally Ann McCarthy
Barbara Camacho
Andrea Gebhart
Annette Fugate
Julie Shippy
Marty Irons
Barbra Sassower
Jeaneen Stewart
LaDorris Knowles
Joseph Mengoni, Jr.
Judith Brault
Clare Schmurr
Sandra Hartley
Theresa Michaud
Loretta Ninivaggi
Gale Cohen
Patricia Haldi
Lonny Spilberger
Jim Loyd
Vickie Faux
Nancy Rodriguez
Linda Mattei
Lynn Maarouf
Janet Splitter
Glynelle White
Stewart Coddington
Jodi Limacher
Joe Ward
Susan Sherrell
Steven Fike
Tracy White
Prize: $50 diabetes dollars to spend at the dLife Diabetes Store

The Contest: dLife Care & A Cure Giveaway

The Prize: For the month of November 2005, one FreeStyle Flash blood glucose monitor and a month's worth of testing strips was awarded daily to one dLife community member.

The Winners (in alphabetical order):
Jim Allshouse, Minneapolis, MN
Anna Altman, Freeport, FL
Daniela Barnett, Levittown, NY
Marcie Burroughs, Yuma, AZ
Jennifer Brownlee, Oakmont, PA
Jason Delvecchio, Hilton, NY
Bonnie Harrison, Pittsburgh, PA
Kevin Hernandez, Palm Harbor, FL
Linda Holmes, Endwell, NY
Barbara Jacques, Staten Island, NY
David Johnson, Conway, SC
Dana Kay, Wenatchee, WA
Carol Koty, Belleville, MI
Mary Jo Lakomski, Phoenix, NY
Joann Lavis, Big Bear Lake, CA
Georgia Leal, Kennedy, TX
Jeanette Lewis, Moultrie, GA
George Martinez, Oakland, NJ
Chastity McClelland, Cusseta, AL
Dawn McRay, Corry, PA
Linda Mendez, San Antonio, TX
Julie Morton, Dallas, TX
Larry Nurin, Annapolis, MD
Mary Peterson, Patterson, LA
S. Peterson, Lincoln, NE
Teresa Pritchard, Sioux City, IA
Tia Robinson, Sioux Falls, SD
Dolores Rollins, Ocala, FL
Richard Smith, Joppa, MD
Terrie Usher, Blue Springs, MO

The contest: dLife/Barton Camp Sweepstakes


The winner: Jesse Nagel, 14, of Belle Harbor, NY

The prize: A 12-day Adventure Camp program running in Summer 2006 where teenagers work as a team as they bushwhack their way to both group and personal success. They will tackle rock climbing and master wilderness living skills atop some of the highest mountain peaks in the Northeast.


The contest: Abbott Diabetes Care Contest


The winner: Cynthia Tschoepe of San Antonio, TX, (center) pictured here with dLifeTV anchor Nicole Johnson Baker and dLife Founder Howard Steinberg.

The prize: A stay in NYC, flight, hotel, spending cash, and a tour of dLifeTV


Cynthia is a mother of 3 and she had all three while having type 2 diabetes. She stated that she had three very healthy children because of the way she took care of herself while she was pregnant, taking specific care of her diet. She saw the coupon for the sweepstakes as it fell out of a magazine and filled it out never thinking she would win. She did! Cynthia had never been to New York before and claimed her prize along with her husband.


The contest: Win a trip to New York City and be on a taping of dLifeTV


The winner: Diana Johnson of Cincinnati, OH

The prize: A stay in NYC, flight, hotel, spending cash, and a tour of dLifeTV









The Contest: dLife/Canyon Ranch Sweepstakes


The Prize: A seven-night package for two at the New Directions in Diabetes program (focus type 2) at the Canyon Ranch Life Enhancement Center in Tucson, Arizona.

The Winners:
Consumer Winner - Mary G. of Pinellas Park, FL. She is pictured here with her guest. Mary has type 2 diabetes.


The Winners:
Educator Winner - Judith T. of Hattiesburg, MS. Pictured here with her guest, Judith’s credentials are RN, BS, CDE and she also has prediabetes.







Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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