Past Episode Guide 2013

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 08, 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 01, 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
On the next dLifeTV episode, 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; Straight from the dLife kitchen, a recipe for a flavorful chicken salad; 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
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.

August 25, 2013
dLife visits a Native American family that has been hit hard with diabetes; Chef Michel Nischan shows us how to make a delicious, whole chicken in the slow cooker. dLife investigates how some children have paid the ultimate price for their parents' religious views.

August 18, 2013
dLife gets the facts about Nighttime Eating Syndrome; Chef Michel Nischan is in the dLife kitchen making a tasty, low-carb variation on a classic barbecue dish; Jim Turner hits the streets to ask what you hate about your diabetes.

August 11, 2013
dLife chef Michel Nischan prepares a nutty, chocolaty treat; Find the best produce for your diabetes when shopping the produce aisle; Jim Turner talks to your significant other about your diabetes; Dr. Jen Nash shares her insight on obesity on another dLifeTV viewer submission.

August 4, 2013
Viewer Will Ryan shares what he has learned about having diabetes; dLife takes a trip on the diabetes bus; Jim Turner quizzes our diabetes knowledge on a fact or fiction diabetes testing procedure.

July 28, 2013
Dr. Stuart Weiss delves into the technology behind the latest diabetes meter devices; Jim Turner acts out one viewer's balcony mishap in Jim Turner's Diabetes Theatre and Lorena Drago takes us shopping for Hispanic food specialties that can help with blood glucose management.

July 21, 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 one 'tween' is dealing with diabetes and growing independence.

July 14, 2013
At your request, Dr. Stuart Weiss delves into the technology behind the latest diabetes devices; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; dLife's own Chef Michel Nischan cooks up a diabetes-friendly shrimp curry; an Olympic legend shares his troubles with and inspiring triumphs over diabetes.

July 7, 2013
Susan Weiner RD, CDE and Leslie Josel, professional organizer from T.V.'s Hoarders: Buried Alive, share organizing tips to make your fridge diabetes-friendly; Chef Michel Nischan shows you how to make a low-carb appetizer favorite — Beef Satay; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Benno Schmidt presents another episode of ‘Where Are They Now?'

June 30, 2013
Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Chef Michel Nischan whips up a low carb twist on Eggs Benedict; dLife revisits Pastor and CDE Jeannette Jordan; and travel tips to get you better prepared for traveling with diabetes.

June 23, 2013
Susan Weiner RD, CDE and Leslie Josel, professional organizer from T.V.'s Hoarders: Buried Alive, show us how to turn any pantry into a well-organized, diabetes- friendly display; Chef Nischan makes a low carb salad with a sweet and sour twist; Benno Schmidt catches up with Max Szadek of Divabetic for an episode of ‘Where Are They Now?'; Guess your carbs with Divabetic's Carb Kitty; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail.

June 16, 2013
Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Chef Michel Nischan shows us a modern take on another Italian classic – chicken saltimbocca; Jim Turner and friends talk about diabetes and cravings; Joy Pape RN, CDE educates us on prediabetes.

June 9, 2013
Charlie O'Connell of FitScript works with diabetes patient James Butte to overcome the challenges of exercising with a disability; Chef Michel Nischan shows us how to prepare a delicious fried catfish; Joy Pape RN,CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; guess your carbs with Divabetic's Carb Kitty; Benno Schmidt revisits the Coalition of Pastors' Spouses for an episode of ‘Where Are They Now?'

June 2, 2013
Nat Strand talks food plans for a diabetes-friendly wedding; Chef Michel Nischan cooks up an Italian classic with a healthy twist — Zucchini Parmesan; Jim Turner takes the stage in Jim Turner's Diabetes Theatre; Delaine Wright flies high on the trapeze with type 1 diabetes.

May 26, 2013
Charlie O'Connell talks about exercise and the Dawn Phenomenon; Chef Michel Nischan cooks up some grilled shrimp and eggplant; Jim Turner talks with other people living with diabetes about how every day is tough; Golfer Michelle McGann shares her experience with living with diabetes.

May 19, 2013
Nat Strand takes us through planning a diabetes-friendly wedding; Chef Michel Nischan cooks up a hearty, spicy casserole with a potato crust; Jim Turner finds out what people would do if they didn't have diabetes for 24 hours; Lynn Prowitt returns to Palmer's Market to teach us how to fill our carts with diabetes-friendly foods.

May 12, 2013
Meet Charlie O'Connell, a person with type 1 who has devoted his life to helping others achieve their fitness goals; Chef Michel Nischan serves up a tasty alternative to white semolina flour that lets you have your noodles and eat them, too, without spiking that sugar count; Jim Turner stars in his very own Jim Turner's Diabetes Theatre; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail.

May 5, 2013
Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Chef Michel Nischan shares a great recipe for traditional beet soup; Lynn Prowitt explores shopping for grains with diabetes; Jim Turner interviews entrepreneur Vietnam Veteran Urban Miyares.

April 28, 2013
At your request, Dr. Stuart Weiss delves into the technology behind the latest diabetes devices; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; dLife's own Chef Michel Nischan cooks up a diabetes-friendly shrimp curry; an Olympic legend shares his troubles with and inspiring triumphs over diabetes.

April 21, 2013
Susan Weiner RD, CDE and Leslie Josel, professional organizer from T.V.'s Hoarders: Buried Alive, share organizing tips to make your fridge diabetes-friendly; Chef Michel Nischan shows you how to make a low-carb appetizer favorite — Beef Satay; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Benno Schmidt presents another episode of ‘Where Are They Now?'

April 14, 2013
Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Michel Nischan prepares a delicious zucchini pancake; dLife revisits Pastor and CDE Jeannette Jordan; and travel tips to get you better prepared for traveling with diabetes.

April 7, 2013
Susan Weiner RD, CDE and Leslie Josel, professional organizer from T.V.'s Hoarders: Buried Alive, show us how to turn any pantry into a well-organized, diabetes- friendly display; Chef Michel Nischan shows you how to make a low-carb appetizer favorite — Beef Satay; Benno Schmidt catches up with Max Szadek of Divabetic for an episode of ‘Where Are They Now?'; Guess your carbs with Divabetic's Carb Kitty; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail.

March 31, 2013
Toby Petersen of the Dallas Stars, shares his story on controlling his diabetes on and off the ice; Adam Morrison talks about diabetes, basketball and being #1 on dLife Awards; A day in the diabetes life of NFL Pittsburgh Steeler Kendall Simmons; dLife profiles MLB pro pitcher Brandon Morrow.

March 24, 2013
Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Chef Michel Nischan shows us a modern take on another Italian classic – chicken saltimbocca; Jim Turner and friends talk about diabetes and cravings; Joy Pape RN, CDE educates us on prediabetes.

March 17, 2013
Charlie O'Connell of FitScript works with diabetes patient James Butte to overcome the challenges of exercising with a disability; Chef Michel Nischan shows us how to prepare a delicious fried catfish; Joy Pape RN,CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; Guess your carbs with Divabetic's Carb Kitty; Benno Schmidt revisits the Coalition of Pastors Spouses for an episode of ‘Where Are They Now?'

March 10, 2013
Nat Strand returns to talk about food plans for her diabetes-friendly wedding; an Italian classic with a healthy twist; Jim Turner's Diabetes Theatre; and Delaine Wright flies high on the trapeze with type 1 diabetes.

March 3, 2013
Charlie O'Connell talks about exercise and the Dawn Effect; Chef Michel Nischan cooks up some grilled shrimp and eggplant; Jim Turner talks with other people living with diabetes about how every day is tough; Golfer Megan McGann shares her experience of living with diabetes.

February 24, 2013
Nat Strand takes us through planning a diabetes-friendly wedding; Chef Michel Nischan cooks up a hearty, spicy casserole with a potato crust; Jim Turner finds out what some people would do if they didn't have diabetes for 24 hours; Lynn Prowitt returns to Palmers Market to teach us how to fill our carts with diabetes-friendly foods.

February 17, 2013
Meet Charlie O'Connell, a person with type 1 who has devoted his life to helping others achieve their fitness goals; From the dLife Kitchen, Chef Michel Nischan shares a delicious dish – Creole vegetables and chicken; Jim Turner takes us down memory lane as he revisits the day of his diabetes diagnosis; Jonny White shows us real people overcoming diabetes limitations.

February 10, 2013
Lynn Prowitt explores shopping for grains with diabetes; Chef Michel Nischan shares tips on cooking with soup-stocks in the dLife kitchen; Jim Turner talks candidly to his friend – and to his pancreas! – about diabetes and sex; Coach Bill Brown shares his experience with Diabetes and amputation.

February 3, 2013
From the dLife Kitchen, Chef Michel Nischan prepares a delicious day of diabetes eating. On today's menu: Turkey Sausage Patties for breakfast; Chicken Ranch Salad for lunch; Lemon Ginger Salmon for dinner; and Nutty Chocolate Meltaways for dessert.

January 27, 2013
Ben Gray shares a day in his diabetes life; from the dLife kitchen, a warm soup perfect for cold days — winter squash soup; Jim Turner teaches us the language of diabetes; and dLife visits an animal clinic to learn more about pets with diabetes.

January 20, 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 one 'tween' is dealing with diabetes and growing independence.

January 13, 2013
Jim Turner interviews entrepreneur veteran Urban Miyares; Chef Michel Nischan talks misto oil in the dLife kitchen; Jim Turner explains that high/low diabetes feeling; and a trip to the grocery store for some egg-quisite shopping tips.

January 6, 2013
Lynn Prowitt explores the wonders of the produce aisle; Chef Michel Nischan shares a tip on cooking with sweeteners; Jim Turner finds out what's in your diabetes kit; and Patti LaBelle shares her conversations with Luther Vandross on diabetes.

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Last Modified Date: July 22, 2014

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