2013 Coming Episodes Guide
December 29, 2013
One family shares how diabetes has brought them closer together; From the dLife Kitchen, a tasty baked treat – sugar free cheesecake; Jim Turner shares his low blood glucose experience while dreaming; Nat Strand, Type 1 since age 12, shares her journey around the globe to conquer television's Amazing Race.
December 22, 2013
Kerry Brown jumpstarts the first community exercise class for people with diabetes; Chef Michel Nischan cooks up a moutherwatering soufflé in the dLife kitchen; catch Jim Turner's silent movie classic, "The Perilous Pitfalls of Restaurant Dining;" and how 'tweens' deal with diabetes and growing independence.
December 15, 2013
dLife blows apart diabetes myths and misunderstandings. Also, a look at how the online social network Facebook may actually help you improve your health, and Jim Turner on "diabetes panic."
December 8, 2013
dLife's Benno Schmidt reports on the controversial topic of medical alert tattoos, and gets inked himself. Plus, a look at how diabetes may impact memory, and how to keep yours sharp; and a low carb chocolate treat from the dLife kitchen.
December 1, 2013
dLife demystifies sweeteners and sugar substitutes. Plus, how one woman got past denial to take control of her health. And, a heroic mother fighting diabetes in her son's memory shares her difficult and emotional story.
November 24, 2013
The story of a war hero, the dramatic transplant that helped save his life, and what it may mean in the search for a cure. Plus, a visit to diabetes summer camp, and Jim Turner on high blood sugar hell.
November 17, 2013
Guitar rock legend Leslie West shares his struggles with diabetes; dLife profiles world-renowned street artist Shepherd Fairey; and Jim Turner returns with more man on the street interviews.
November 10, 2013
Top Chef champ Sam Talbot dishes on his new cookbook and some tasty, low-carb surprises. Plus, expert advice from a pharmacist on medication safety, and a trip to the grocery store for bread shopping tips.
November 3, 2013
Champion cross-country skier Kris Freeman faces his demons in the Olympics; expert tips for drugstore diabetes shopping; and Jim Turner asks spouses how they deal with diabetes challenges.
October 27, 2013
A new documentary explores the challenges of being a parent of a child with diabetes; We're whipping up a cheesy spinach bake in the dLife kitchen; Plus, tips for spotting hidden carbs, and Dr. Nat Strand answers viewer questions.
October 20, 2013
dLife visits Haiti on the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that continues to make diabetes a daily struggle; Chef Nischan cooks up a delicious diabetes-friendly shrimp curry; Special guests Sean Penn, Petra Nemcova, and President Bill Clinton.
October 13, 2013
Roller derby queens take to the track in the battle against diabetes; Jim Turner fights fast food temptation; and dLife goes grocery shopping.
October 6, 2013
dLife brings you the harrowing story of Ernest Sterzer, a type 1 teenage who survived the unthinkable in Nazi Germany. Also, a special tribute to the late, great sports legend, Ron Santo.
September 29, 2013
A profile of diabetes device pioneer Al Mann; injecting insulin made easy; and Chef Michel Nischan in the dLife kitchen.
September 22, 2013
A day in the life of a popular Kansas City weatherman with type 2 diabetes; Chef Michel Nischan shares tips on cooking with flour in the dLife kitchen; Meet an award winning photographer whose fear of blindness defined his career; Zippora Karz, New York City Ballet soloist and person with diabetes, inspires us with her story.
September 15, 2013
Don Francisco, host of Sabado Gigante, talks about his dLife; Chef Michel Nischan shares tips on using pre-made stock to make quick and easy, healthy soups; dLife community member Chuck Keyserling talks about the benefits of weight training; dLife member Sandy Ramesh talks about how yoga helped her battle against type 2 diabetes.
September 8, 2013
On the next dLifeTV episode, Reality TV star Darren Brass talks about his diabetes life in Miami Ink's tattoo business; Chef Michel Nischan makes a romantic, diabetes-friendly meal; dLife community members Evan and Olivia Gelick talk about being a father-daughter diabetes team; dLife explores the diabetes and depression connection.
September 1, 2013
Jim Turner gets physical with Iron Man Jay Hewitt; Chef Michel Nischan shares a delicious and healthy teriyaki recipe; Deby Hull discusses the constant challenge of navigating health insurance.
Cranberry-Onion Pork Roast Chinese Chicken Salad Dijon and Red Wine Vinaigrette Greek Vegetable Stew Peanut Butter-Banana Crepes Fishy Fettuccine Orzo Stuffed Mushrooms Harvest Pork Roast with Vegetables Shrimp Quesadillas Coconut Orange Ambrosia
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...