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January 22, 2006: Diabetes and Athletes

A Conversation with Kendall Simmons - Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Lineman

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  • Kendall's diagnosis story. Listen listen_icon
  • Kendall discusses his reaction to diagnosis and how he handled it as a pro athlete. Listen listen_icon
  • Kendall talks about the support he's gotten from teammates snd the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. Listen listen_icon
  • Diabetes runs in the Simmons family. Listen listen_icon
  • How has diabetes impacted your training? Listen listen_icon
  • Kendall talks about being a diabetes role model for his daughter and his young fans. Listen listen_icon
  • Kendall talks about diabetes discrimination in football. Listenlisten_icon

January 15, 2006: Diabetes and Partying

A Conversation with Stuart Brink - Senior endocrinologist at the New England Diabetes and Endocrine Center

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  • How does drinking alcohol affect your blood glucose levels? Listen listen_icon
  • What's the best way to prepare for a party where you will drink? Listen listen_icon
  • What about drugs and diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • How to make good decisions about partying. Listen listen_icon
  • How to talk to your doctor about diabetes, drinking, and drugs. Listen listen_icon
  • Does alcohol and drugs impact everyone differently? Listen listen_icon
  • Dr. Brink talks about diabetes rights in the schools. Listen listen_icon

December 31, 2005: Listen to podcasts of dLife Hosts giving their Diabetes New Year's Resolutions.

November 13, 2005: Diabetes Makeover and Myths & Misconceptions

A Conversation with Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE, co-author of Diabetes Myths, Misconceptions, and Big Fat Lies

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  • Many healthcare providers aren't up-to-date with advances in diabetes care. What can their patients do about it? Listen listen_icon
  • About the myth: "Diabetes is my fault." Listen listen_icon
  • About the myth: "If I were a better person, I'd be in better control." Listen listen_icon
  • How diabetes myths help us learn more about diabetes care. Listen listen_icon

October 30, 2005: Relationships

A Conversation with ChildrenWithDiabetes.com Founder Jeff Hitchcock

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  • What is "Children With Diabetes"? Listen listen_icon
  • Jeff speaks about CWD conferences. Listen listen_icon
  • What is the quilt for life. Listen listen_icon
  • How can you add a square to the quilt for life? Listen listen_icon
  • Why do you think CWD has taken off? Listen listen_icon
  • What does your daughter, Marissa, think about CWD? Listen listen_icon
  • What are the biggest challenges facing parents of children with diabetes today? Listen listen_icon

A Conversation with dLifeTV's Jim Turner

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  • What are some of your recent TV/movie projects? Listen listen_icon
  • Has diabetes ever gotten in the way of your acting career? Listen listen_icon
  • Jim discusses how he brings up his diabetes to others. Listen listen_icon
  • Do you take insulin injections or use a pump? Listen listen_icon
  • What other celebrities in Hollywood have diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • What do you consider the key to good diabetes control for you? Listenlisten_icon
  • Was coming to dLife and being public with your diabetes hard for you? Listen listen_icon
  • Has your family been supportive of your diabetes and your career? Listen listen_icon

October 23, 2005: Travel

A Conversation with dLifeTV's J Anthony Brown

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  • What does the "J" stand for? Listen listen_icon
  • What is a typical day in the life of J. Anthony Brown? Listen listen_icon
  • What turned your diabetes around for you? Listen listen_icon
  • J Anthony on what motivated him to lose weight. Listen listen_icon
  • On self esteem and obesity. Listen listen_icon
  • J talks about his exercise routine. Listen listen_icon
  • What dietary changes did you make. Listen listen_icon
  • How much weight have you lost? Listen listen_icon
  • On childhood as a fat kid. Listen listen_icon
  • Has exercise improved your sleep? Listen listen_icon
  • What other health goals do you have? Listen listen_icon
  • Changing time zones for better health. Listen listen_icon

October 16, 2005: Heart Disease

A Conversation with Cardiologist Dr. Sheldon Gottleib

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  • Why is cardiovascular disease an important concern for people with diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • How does heart disease differ in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and how can people with diabetes lower their cardiovascular risk? Listen listen_icon
  • How society sends mixed messages about food. Listen listen_icon
  • What is a healthy blood pressure level? Listen listen_icon
  • What strategies can lower blood pressure? Listen listen_icon
  • Why is smoking so dangerous for both diabetes and cardiovascular disease? Listen listen_icon
  • Does caffeine hurt or help your health? Listen listen_icon

A Conversation with Parade Magazine Editor Fran Carpentier

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  • Fran on acceptance and excelling with diabetes. Listen listen_icon
  • How Fran's mother had trouble accepting her diabetes. Listen listen_icon
  • Fran's view on the insulin pump. Listen listen_icon
  • Why you try hard and still can't get in control. Listen listen_icon
  • Fran's challenge with control and her "marriage" to her pump. Listen listen_icon
  • How to better deal with your diabetes emotionally. Listen listen_icon
  • Do you find yourself covering diabetes a lot in your job? Listen listen_icon

Ocotober 9, 2005: Neuropathy and Feet

A Conversation with Podiatrist Dr. Andrew Rice

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  • What makes a good foot exam? Listen listen_icon
  • Should patients see podiatrists that specialize in diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • What about self-care for the feet? Listen listen_icon
  • Can you go barefoot if you have diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • Should you use lotion on your feet? Listen listen_icon
  • What are the worst foot care behaviors you see occur in patients? Listen listen_icon
  • What about pedicures and diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • What shoes and socks should be worn for specific exercise activiteis? Listen listen_icon
  • What about baths and foot soaks? Listen listen_icon
  • Is baby or foot powder okay? Listen listen_icon

A Conversation with dLifeTV's Mother Love

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  • Where did you get the name Mother Love? Listen listen_icon
  • Mother Love speaks about her 111 Ib. weight loss. Listen listen_icon
  • Mother Love talks about changing her dietary habits. Listen listen_icon
  • How Mother Love got her family to change their eating habits. Listen listen_icon
  • Mother Love talks about her son and grandson. Listen listen_icon
  • Mother Love's exercise routine. Listen listen_icon
  • Mother Love mixes up her exercise routine. Listen listen_icon
  • Personal trainers and exercise motivation. Listen listen_icon
  • You need a team of people to manage your diabetes. Listen listen_icon


October 2, 2005: Education in the Urban Community

A Conversation with Dr. James Gavin, Chairman of the NDEP

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  • How do we break the cycle on rise of obesity in urban populations? Listen listen_icon
  • What is driving the obesity epidemic in urban populations? Listen listen_icon
  • How do we change the obesity culture? Listen listen_icon
  • What are the practical steps we can take now? Listen listen_icon
  • How do we get organizations to implement diabetes education programs? Listen
  • Dr. Gavin on "Diabetes Champions" and why diabetes is close to him personally. Listen listen_icon
  • How you can spread the word about diabetes education and help your community get healthy. Listen listen_icon
  • How to become an NDEP Diabetes Champion. Listen listen_icon
  • Dr. Gavin explains how NDEP works to develop diabetes education materials/tools. Listen listen_icon
  • More on how the NDEP partners with other organizations to educate communities on diabetes care. Listen listen_icon

September 25, 2005: Pregnancy and Diabetes

A Conversation with Dr. Lois Jovanovic

Dr. Lois Jovanovic answers questions about diabetes and pregnancy. Includes information on type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

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  • What should a woman with diabetes do before becoming pregnant? Listen listen_icon
  • What about Dad? Does Dad play a role? Listen listen_icon
  • The pregnancy has begun. What should mom pay attention to? Listen listen_icon
  • Is weight gain a concern? Listen listen_icon
  • What's recommended for exercise and pregnancy? Listen listen_icon
  • What kind of labor delivery choices does a woman with diabetes have? Listen listen_icon
  • What can mom expect to see in her baby after the birth? Listen listen_icon
  • What is the risk of the baby developing diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • What can mom expect in the immediate postpartum period? Listen listen_icon
  • What about breastfeeding with diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • How can mom control blood glucose while breastfeeding? Listen listen_icon

A Conversation with dLifeTV's Nicole Johnson Baker

Nicole Johnson Baker speaks out about her pregnancy, her work in diabetes advocacy, and her dLife.

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  • Nicole's big announcement. Listen listen_icon
  • Why were you hesitant about the idea of pregnancy with diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • What is your A1c now that you're pregnant? Listen listen_icon
  • How is life, and pregnancy, on the pump? Listen listen_icon
  • As the belly gets bigger where are you putting the pump? Listen listen_icon
  • Let's hear how your husband is doing with all of this? Listen listen_icon
  • Breastfeeding? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Listen listen_icon
  • What if your baby is diagnosed with diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • Right now your career is diabetes-centered. Before development of diabetes, what were your career goals? Listen listen_icon
  • What books and resources are available for pregnant women with diabetes? Listen listen_icon
  • What does the future hold for your diabetes education? Listen listen_icon

dLifeTV airs every Sunday evening on CNBC, 6:30PM ET, 6:00PM CT, 4:00PM PT.

Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

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