Episode Guide 2008

dLifeTV 2008 Episode Guide

December 28, 2008

 

 

Topics: Teenagers talk frankly about their personal diabetes challenges. Plus, young women who manipulate insulin to lose weight – the dangerous practice of diabulimia. And, Leave it to Beaver’s Jerry Mathers opens up about his diabetes life.

Special Guests: Jerry Mathers

 

 

 
 

December 21, 2008

 

 

Topics: Why kicking the smoking habit is harder when you have diabetes, and tips for quitting. Then, back from Iraq, a soldier returns home to his toddler’s diabetes management. Also, the special issues of women with diabetes, and a Jim Turner flashback to his teen years.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

December 14, 2008

 

 

Topics: dLife explores care giving – the challenges, and the rewards. Plus, Nicole Johnson pays a visit to the research labs of the NIDDK to see the search for a cure in progress. And, a college basketball coach who didn’t let a severe diabetes complication, keep him from a championship season.

Special Guests: Basketball Coach Bill Brown

 

 

 
 

December 07, 2008

 

 

Topics: What’s the secret to living a long and active life with diabetes? dLife talks to people who have done it. Plus, a trip to the dentist to find out how oral health impacts diabetes health; learning how to change the behaviors and habits that can derail diabetes management; and down-home cooking in the dLife kitchen.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

November 30, 2008

 

 

Topics: What’s it really like to live with a continuous glucose monitoring system? dLife follows two new CGMS patients through the ups and downs. Plus, a day in the life of a popular weatherman; and a very special school program that helps all kids understand what diabetes is about.

Special Guests: Weatheman Bryan Busby.

 

 

 
 

November 23, 2008

 

 

Topics: Experts explain how to prevent and treat problems with your largest organ — your skin. Then, satisfy your sweet tooth with sugar-free cheesecake in the dLife kitchen. Also, Jim Turner follows up on the diabetes life of Major League Baseball’s Dmitri Young.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

November 16, 2008

 

 

Topics: Find out about a little-known complication that affects over 10 percent of people with diabetes — are you at risk? Plus, a mouthwatering Barbeque Brisket that’s inexpensive and easy to make; listening in on kids talking about diabetes; and a look at how to handle the diabetes police.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

November 09, 2008

 

 

Topics: Professional snowboarder Sean Busby teaches smart diabetes management on the slopes; little-known diabetes complications and physical therapy “fixes;” and a cheesy, family-pleasing casserole from the dLife kitchen. Plus, dining out disappointments with dLife’s Jim Turner.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

November 02, 2008

 

 

Topics: Minding your manners over diabetes — how to teach your friends and family boundaries that keep everyone happy. Then, Chef Michel Nischan serves up a diabetes-friendly Italian classic, and dLife visits “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews.

Special Guests: Chris Matthews

 

 

 
 

October 26, 2008

 

 

Topics: dLife investigates diabetes care in America’s prisons and jails. And, more Real People, Real stories as we visit a woman who has a high flying way of staying fit and in control. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan gives a comfort food favorite — meatloaf — a low-carb makeover.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

October 19, 2008

 

 

Topics: Follow dLife as we travel to Guatemala and learn how to handle the challenges of managing diabetes on the move and far from home. Then, an American Idol finalist gives a very special concert, and Chef Michel Nischan creates grill-friendly chicken kabobs.

Special Guests: Kevin Covais

 

 

 
 

October 12, 2008

 

 

Topics: Is your doctor targeting the right blood glucose value for you? dLife looks at the debate behind long-term blood sugar goals. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan makes a mock mac and cheese that cuts the carbs but not the flavor. And, take a ride on the open road with a grandmother who doesn’t let diabetes stand in the way of her passion for motorcycles.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

October 5, 2008

 

 

Topics: Why kicking the smoking habit is harder when you have diabetes, and tips for quitting. Then, back from Iraq, a soldier returns home to his toddler’s diabetes management. Also, the special issues of women with diabetes, and a Jim Turner flashback to his teen years.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

September 28, 2008

 

 

Topics: What’s the secret to living a long and active life with diabetes? dLife talks to people who have done it. Plus, a trip to the dentist to find out how oral health impacts diabetes health; learning how to change the behaviors and habits that can derail diabetes management; and down-home cooking in the dLife kitchen.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

September 21, 2008

 

 

Topics: Experts explain how to prevent and treat problems with your largest organ — your skin. Then, satisfy your sweet tooth with sugar-free cheesecake in the dLife kitchen. Also, Jim Turner follows up on the diabetes life of Major League Baseball’s Dmitri Young.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

September 14, 2008

 

 

Topics: Find out about a little-known complication that affects over 10 percent of people with diabetes — are you at risk? Plus, a mouthwatering Barbeque Brisket that’s inexpensive and easy to make; listening in on kids talking about diabetes; and a look at how to handle the diabetes police.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

September 7, 2008

 

 

Topics: Professional snowboarder Sean Busby teaches smart diabetes management on the slopes; little-known diabetes complications and physical therapy “fixes;” and a cheesy, family-pleasing casserole from the dLife kitchen. Plus, dining out disappointments with dLife’s Jim Turner.

Special Guests: Sean Busby.

 

 

 
 

August 31, 2008

 

 

Topics: Crossing the Baja desert with diabetes and a souped-up Beetle; a visit to a heart specialist; and low-carb party food with Chef Michel Nischan. Plus, diabetes stole her sight but gave her artistic vision. And pop star Nick Jonas reveals the challenges of performing and living with diabetes.

Special Guests: Nick Jonas..

 

 

 
 

August 24, 2008

 

 

Topics: Minding your manners over diabetes — how to teach your friends and family boundaries that keep everyone happy. Then, Chef Michel Nischan serves up a diabetes-friendly Italian classic, and dLife visits “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews.

Special Guests: Chris Matthews.

 

 

 
 

August 17, 2008

 

Preempted by the Olympics

 
 

August 10, 2008

 

Preempted by the Olympics

 
 

August 3, 2008

 

Topics: dLife investigates diabetes care in America’s prisons and jails. And, more Real People, Real stories as we visit a woman who has a high flying way of staying fit and in control. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan gives a comfort food favorite — meatloaf — a low-carb makeover.

Special Guests: Kevin Covais.

 

 

 
 

July 27, 2008

 

Topics: Follow dLife as we travel to Guatemala and learn how to handle the challenges of managing diabetes on the move and far from home. Then, an American Idol finalist gives a very special concert, and Chef Michel Nischan creates grill-friendly chicken kabobs.

Special Guests: Kevin Covais.

 

 

 
 

July 20, 2008

 

Topics: Is your doctor targeting the right blood glucose value for you? dLife looks at the debate behind long-term blood sugar goals. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan makes a mock mac and cheese that cuts the carbs but not the flavor. And, take a ride on the open road with a grandmother who doesn’t let diabetes stand in the way of her passion for motorcycles.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

July 13, 2008

 

Topics: An inspired educator who took diabetes care on the road in her own RV; low-carb creations kids will eat and enjoy; and the secret world of diabetes in Hollywood.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

July 6, 2008

 

Topics: Teenagers talk frankly about their personal diabetes challenges. Plus, young women who manipulate insulin to lose weight – the dangerous practice of diabulimia. And, Leave it to Beaver’s Jerry Mathers opens up about his diabetes life.

Special Guests: Jerry Mathers

 

 

 
 

June 29, 2008

 

Topics: dLife talks to a federal judge faced with a difficult choice – diabetes or cancer. Plus, warm weather food favorites in the dLife kitchen; Miami Ink’s Darren Brass talks tattoos and diabetes; and a single mom inspired to help educate others after her own diabetes diagnosis.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

June 22, 2008

 

Topics: dLife celebrates three years of diabetes information, inspiration, and connection. Nicole Johnson and Jim Turner take a look back at how it all started, behind-the-scenes footage, and show highlights.

Special Guests:

 

 

 
 

June 15, 2008

 

Topics: An entertainer’s death inspires a “bold and sassy” diabetes empowerment movement – meet Divabetic. Also, the challenges of celiac disease; classic comfort food from the dLife kitchen; and Jim Turner with ten things he hates about diabetes.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 

 

 
 

June 08, 2008

 

Topics: dLife trains with Team Type 1 - champion world class cyclists who are breaking new barriers in the world of diabetes. Plus, a Detroit slam poet sounds off about her type 2 diabetes; a U.S. soldier fights to take his insulin pump to Iraq; and Chef Michel Nischan cooks up a low-carb breakfast frittata.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 

 

 
 

June 01, 2008

 

Topics: Two doctors help to turn the tide of type 2 diabetes in minority children; a mouthwatering cake from the dLife kitchen; and kids talking to other kids about their diabetes lives. Plus, Jim Turner takes an arresting look at the diabetes police.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 

 

 
 

May 25, 2008

 

Topics: How tough love and a diabetes diagnosis pulled a troubled major league baseball player back from the brink and into the comeback story of the year. Plus, heart s with Chef Michel Nischan, and a New York City Ballet soloist who didn’t let diabetes stop her on or off the stage.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

May 18, 2008

 

Topics: What’s it really like to live with a continuous glucose monitoring system? dLife follows two new CGMS patients through the ups and downs. Plus, a day in the life of a popular weatherman; and a very special school program that helps all kids understand what diabetes is about.

Special Guests: Weatheman Bryan Busby.

 
 
 
 
 

May 11, 2008

 

Topics: Practical advice for coping with the emotional ups and downs of diabetes; a Bishop who spreads the message of diabetes awareness to the homeless; and stirring up soup in the dLife kitchen. Plus, Jim Turner remembers his diagnosis day.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

May 04, 2008

 

Topics: Crossing the Baja desert with diabetes and a souped-up Beetle; a visit to the heart specialist; and low-carb party food with Chef Michel Nischan. Plus, diabetes stole her sight but gave her artistic vision. And pop star Nick Jonas reveals the challenges of performing and living with diabetes.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

April 27, 2008

 

Topics: dLife talks to a federal judge faced with a difficult choice – diabetes or cancer. Plus, warm weather food favorites in the dLife kitchen; Miami Ink’s Darren Brass talks tattoos and diabetes; and a single mom inspired to help educate others after her own diabetes diagnosis.

Special Guests: Miami Ink’s Darren Brass

 
 
 
 
 

April 20, 2008

 

Topics: An inspired educator who took diabetes care on the road in her own RV; low-carb creations kids will eat and enjoy; and the secret world of diabetes in Hollywood.

Special Guests:

 
 
 
 
 

April 13, 2008

 

Topics: Wired for diabetes control – how technology helps and hinders. Plus, the holy grail of diabetes – the closed loop system. And, a special babysitting service that caters to kids with diabetes.

Special Guests: Dr. Stuart Weinzimer; Kimberly Ross; Chef Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

April 6, 2008

 

Topics: dLife trains with Team Type 1 - champion world class cyclists who are breaking new barriers in the world of diabetes. Plus, a Detroit slam poet sounds off about her type 2 diabetes; a U.S. soldier fights to take his insulin pump to Iraq; and Chef Michel Nischan cooks up a low-carb breakfast frittata.

Special Guests:

 
 
 
 
 

March 30, 2008

 

Topics: dLife celebrates three years of diabetes information, inspiration, and connection. Nicole Johnson and Jim Turner take a look back at how it all started, behind-the-scenes footage, and show highlights.

Special Guests: dLife behind the scenes team.

 
 
 
 
 

March 23, 2008

 

Topics: dLife explores the diabetes health-hazards of long-distance trucking, and how to overcome obstacles to treating and preventing diabetes on the road. Also, what’s new in type 2 diabetes treatment options; a visit to a vet clinic to look at diabetes in the animal kingdom; and Chef Michel Nischan shows us a delicious Moroccan marinade that won’t spike blood sugars.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

March 16, 2008

 

Topics: An entertainer’s death inspires a “bold and sassy” diabetes empowerment movement – meet Divabetic. Also, the challenges of celiac disease; classic comfort food from the dLife kitchen; and Jim Turner with ten things he hates about diabetes.

Special Guests: Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

March 9, 2008

 

Topics: Teenagers talk frankly about their personal diabetes challenges. Plus, young women who manipulate insulin to lose weight – the dangerous practice of diabulimia. And, Leave it to Beaver’s Jerry Mathers opens up about his diabetes life.

Special Guests: Jerry Mathers.

 
 
 
 
 

March 2, 2008

 

Topics: Two doctors help to turn the tide of type 2 diabetes in minority children; a mouthwatering cake from the dLife kitchen; and kids talking to other kids about their diabetes lives. Plus, Jim Turner takes an arresting look at the diabetes police.

Special Guests: Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

February 24, 2008

 

Topics: How tough love and a diabetes diagnosis pulled a troubled major league baseball player back from the brink and into the comeback story of the year. Plus, heart healthy stir-fry with Chef Michel Nischan, and a New York City Ballet soloist who didn’t let diabetes stop her on or off the stage.

Special Guests: Dmitri Young ; Zippora Karz .

 
 
 
 
 

February 17, 2008

 

Topics: It’s “Diabetes Hardball” in Washington, D.C. when dLife’s Nicole Johnson turns the tables on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to talk about his diabetes life. Plus, what you need to know about diabetic neuropathy, and how yoga helped one woman lower blood sugar and gain peace of mind.

Special Guests: Chris Matthews.

 
 
 
 
 

February 10, 2008

 

Topics: What’s it really like to live with a continuous glucose monitoring system? dLife follows two new CGMS patients through the ups and downs. Plus, a day in the life of a popular weatherman; and a very special school program that helps all kids understand what diabetes is about.

Special Guests: Weatherman Bryan Busby.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

February 3, 2008

Topics: dLife looks at great athletes who’ve been impacted by diabetes – including Dallas Maverick Jerry Stackhouse. Plus, safe and effective exercise advice and a certified diabetes educator who blends spirituality with healthcare advice. And, diabetes-friendly cooking with a Spanish flavor, as Chef Michel Nischan cooks up some tapas.

Special Guests: Jerry Stackhouse; Chef Michel.

 
 
 
 
 

January 27, 2008

Topics: Practical advice for coping with the emotional ups and downs of diabetes; a Bishop who spreads the message of diabetes awareness to the homeless; and stirring up soup in the dLife kitchen. Plus, Jim Turner remembers his diagnosis day.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

January 20, 2008

Topics: Crossing the Baja desert with diabetes and a souped-up Beetle; a visit to the heart specialist; and low-carb party food with Chef Michel Nischan. Plus, diabetes stole her sight but gave her artistic vision. And pop star Nick Jonas reveals the challenges of performing and living with diabetes.

Special Guests: Chef Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

January 13, 2008

Topics: The heroic story of Eva Saxl, a Holocaust refugee who survived World War II through determination, ingenuity, and her husband’s homemade insulin. Plus, Jim Turner explores “politically-correct” diabetes lingo.

Special Guests: Chef Franklin Becker.

 
 
 
 
 

January 06, 2008

Topics: “Miami Ink” star Darren Brass talks about his diabetes life in tattoo business. Then, dLife goes to Iowa where two brothers share diabetes, but disagree on management. Plus, your health insurance questions answered, and in the kitchen, Chef Michel Nischan has a zesty, low-carb grilled fish dish.

Special Guests: Darren Brass; Chef Michel Nischan.

 
 
 
 
 

 

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