Past Episode Guide 2014

January 5, 2014
dLife goes to Iowa where two brothers share diabetes, but disagree on how to manage it; Chef Michel Nischan shows how to make a delicious, whole chicken in the slow cooker; What's in your diabetes back up kit? Jim Turner finds out; Dr. Nat Strand gives helpful tips to help ease medication side effects.

January 12, 2014
dLife takes a visit to a diabetes summer camp; Chef Michel Nischan prepares a traditional onion soup that is sure to please; Jim Turner wants to know when you received your diabetes diagnosis; dLife gets expert tips for drugstore diabetes shopping.

January 19, 2014
Jim Turner asks real people living with diabetes if their spouse helps or hinders their diabetes health; Chef Michel Nischan shares his recipe for a flavorful chicken ranch salad; Jim Turner asks real people living with diabetes the most insensitive thing someone without diabetes has said to them; A look at how hormones help and hinder diabetes.

January 26, 2014
A new documentary explores the challenges of being a parent of a child with diabetes; Chef Michel Nischan gives a fresh Asian twist to a healthy dish; Jim Turner asks people living with diabetes if they hate the disease; dLife answers a question from the dLife mailbag about post-prandial numbers.

February 2, 2014
dLife follows psychologist, filmmaker, and type 1 adventurer Dr. Jonny White as he travels down the coast of Africa by bicycle. Also, the story on nighttime eating syndrome; Dr. Nat Strand with shoe shopping tips; and Jim Turner swaps low stories.

February 9, 2014
dLife talks to the experts about how personality type can affect your diabetes control. Plus, blind stunt bike rider Matt Gilman; Dr. Nat Strand answers coffee questions; and Chef Michel in the dLife kitchen.

February 16, 2014
One amazing type 1 woman shares her journey around the globe to conquer television's Amazing Race. Also, one man's journey to better control with insulin, and Jim Turner asks what you hate about diabetes. Special Guests: Dr. Nat Strand.

February 23, 2014
Vietnam veterans who developed type 2 diabetes after exposure to Agent Orange recount their struggles. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan in the dLife kitchen with a cheesy veggie favorite, and Jim Turner in the dentist's chair.

March 2, 2014
dLife goes behind the scenes on the set of a TV series that dramatizes diabetes, and does it right. Featuring actress Kim Delaney. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan with a fresh Asian twist on a healthy fish dish; and tips on what to look for on a lab report.

March 9, 2014
Dr. Johnny White explains why how you think about your diabetes may be the most important key in controlling it. Also, Jim Turner's devilish alter ego returns to crash a party, and Dr. Nat Strand talks animals and diabetes.

March 16, 2014
Professional snowboarder Sean Busby teaches smart diabetes on the slopes; from the dLife kitchen, a low carb comfort food classic — chili; plus, Jim Turner examines the wild world of competitive eating; and Kimberly Ross, founder of SafeSittings, shares solutions on the challenges of babysitting and diabetes.

March 23, 2014
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.

March 30, 2014
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.

April 6, 2014
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.

April 13, 2014
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.

April 20, 2014
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.

April 27, 2014
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.

May 4, 2014
How to start a successful diabetes support group; mastering diabetes through martial arts; and the inspirational story of Jeanette Jordan, a diabetes educator who uses the power of faith to improve diabetes care in her community.

May 11, 2014
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.

May 18, 2014
dLife explores how diabetes can impact your love life, and what you can do about it. Plus, a mouthwatering soufflé that anyone can make from the dLife kitchen.

May 25, 2014
A profile of diabetes device pioneer Al Mann; injecting insulin made easy; and Chef Michel Nischan in the dLife kitchen.

June 1, 2014
dLife demystifies different types of insulin, from animal to analog. Plus, an extreme diabetes makeover, and a slow cooker favorite from the dLife kitchen

June 8, 2014
A visit with Insulindependence, a group that encourages teens and young adults with type 1 to reach new heights. And, how hormones help and hinder diabetes.

June 15, 2014
dLife looks at how diabetes disproportionately affects African-American, Native American, and Latino populations in America. Plus, low-carb home cooking in the dLife kitchen, and a visit to the Essence Music Fesitval.

June 22, 2014
An Olympic legend shares his troubles with and inspiring triumphs over diabetes. Plus, a low carb Asian appetizer in the dLife kitchen, and a profile of MLB pro pitcher Brandon Morrow.

June 29, 2014
dLife heads to Capitol Hill to visit the JDRF Children's Congress, and to see what progress diabetes advocates are making in Washington. Plus, Jim Turner asks: "What's the most insensitive thing someone has said about your diabetes?"

July 6, 2014
dLife visits Haiti on the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that continues to make diabetes a daily struggle.

July 13, 2014
Dr. Johnny White explains why how you think about your diabetes may be the most important key in controlling it. Also, Jim Turner's devilish alter ego returns to crash a party, and Dr. Nat Strand talks animals and diabetes.

July 20, 2014
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.

July 27, 2014
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.

August 3, 2014
Actress, comedienne, and "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd talks candidly about her diabetes life. Plus, Jim Turner examines the wild world of competitive eating.

August 10, 2014
One amazing type 1 woman shares her journey around the globe to conquer television's Amazing Race. Also, one man's journey to better control with insulin, and Jim Turner asks what you hate about diabetes.

August 17, 2014
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.

August 24, 2014
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.

August 31, 2014
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.

September 7, 2014
Dogs and cats get diabetes, too. A veterinarian explains how to recognize, and treat, diabetes in your pet. Plus, driving with diabetes – do you know what you need to do before you get behind the wheel? And Jim Turner admits that when it comes to his health, he just isn't perfect.

September 14, 2014
The story of a war hero, the dramatic transplant that helped safe 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.

September 21, 2014
Vietnam veterans who developed type 2 diabetes after exposure to Agent Orange recount their struggles. Plus, Chef Michel Nischan in the dLife kitchen with a cheesy veggie favorite, and Jim Turner in the dentist's chair.

September 28, 2014
One of the country's largest health organizations conducts a groundbreaking study on how media can improve diabetes control. Also, a savory soup from the dLife kitchen, and another extreme diabetes makeover.

October 5, 2014
One amazing type 1 woman shares her journey around the globe to conquer television's Amazing Race. Also, one man's journey to better control with insulin, and Jim Turner asks what you hate about diabetes.

October 12, 2014
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 of living with diabetes.

October 19, 2014
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?'

October 26, 2014
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.

November 2, 2014
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.

November 9, 2014
Travel tips to get you better prepared for traveling with diabetes; Chef Michel Nischan prepares a delicious zucchini pancake that is sure to make your mouth water; Joy Pape RN, CDE answers your diabetes questions from the dLife mail; dLife visits with Pastor and CDE Jeannette Jordan.

November 16, 2014
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?'

November 23, 2014
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.

November 30, 2014
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.

December 7, 2014
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.

December 14, 2014
dLife visits Haiti on the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that continues to make diabetes a daily struggle. Special guests: Sean Penn, Petra Nemcova, and President Bill Clinton.

December 21, 2014
Dr. Johnny White explains why how you think about your diabetes may be the most important key in controlling it. Also, Jim Turner's devilish alter ego returns to crash a party, and Dr. Nat Strand talks animals and diabetes.

December 28, 2014
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.

See past episodes from 2013.

Last Modified Date: December 30, 2014

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by Carey Potash
Yesterday was pretty horrible. Today is better. So far … Yesterday morning’s Dexcom graph was Mount Kilimanjaro. Today we have a dorsal fin, jutting out of the water at about 200 before descending into a connect-the-dots shark. He appears to be 63 at lunchtime versus three-hundred-something yesterday. Not perfect, but it never is. Charlie’s teacher and the nurse mentioned that he didn’t look like himself yesterday. He had taken too many body blows from diabetes...