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dLIFETV Premieres Eighth Season With Baseball's 'Comeback Player' Dmitri Young and Leave It To Beaver's Jerry Mathers

WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- dLifeTV, the first and only television show devoted to living with diabetes, announced today the programming lineup for its eighth season premiering January 20th. Airing Sundays at 7PM ET/4:00 PT on CNBC, some of this season's featured celebrities living with diabetes include TV icon Jerry Mathers - the Leave it to Beaver star who has managed fame for over 40 years and his diabetes for over 10 years. Viewers will also root for Major League Baseball player Dmitri Young - the Washington Nationals' first baseman pulled back from the brink through tough love and a diabetes diagnosis and into the comeback story of the year.

In addition to celebrities, dLifeTV season #8 will also follow inspirational and entertaining stories of interesting people living with diabetes, including:

Desert Dingos - a racing team of drivers with diabetes and their souped-up

Volkswagon Beetle tear across the desert in the 40th Annual Baja 1000

Diabetes Bus - an inspired educator who took diabetes care on the road in

her own RV

Team Type 1 - a team of champion world class cyclists who race across the

U.S., breaking new barriers in the world of diabetes

Kalimah Johnson - a Detroit slam poet sounds off about her type 2 diabetes

Bishop Carmody - a special man who spreads the message of diabetes

awareness to the homeless

Suzanne Gardner - a blind artist whose diabetes stole her sight but gave

her artistic vision

Bryan Busby - a popular Kansas City, MO weatherman who doesn't let his

diabetes stop his commitment to his community

dLifeTV also addresses key health issues and medical information, including diabulimia -- a disturbing practice climbing at an alarming rate among young women with type 1 diabetes who manipulate their insulin intake to lose weight. In another medical segment, dLife talks to a federal judged faced with a life-altering choice -- diabetes or pancreatic cancer.

In every show, viewers will also learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with renowned chef and award-winning cookbook author Michel Nischan. Credited with creating "cuisine of well-being," Nischan demonstrates how to cook a range of diabetes-friendly recipes from breakfast frittatas, soups and stir- fries, to party food and delicious desserts.

dLifeTV is a weekly television series for the estimated 21 million people living with diabetes, plus their families, and those at risk of developing diabetes -- some 80 million in all. Focused on information, inspiration, and lifestyle issues in a news magazine format, dLifeTV is anchored by Nicole Johnson (author and Miss America 1999), with special correspondents Mother Love and actor Jim Turner. For more information, go to

About dLife - For Your Diabetes Life

dLife is the only multimedia network serving the diabetes community. Its award-winning media outlets include -- the #1 online destination for diabetes information, inspiration, and connection. The Viewing Room offers original streaming video content -- unique and entertaining information for people who have diabetes, prediabetes, or have a family member with diabetes. With over 8,000 recipes and 10,000 pages of superior content, is the first of its kind. The dLife network also includes dLifeTV, a weekly lifestyle series; dLifeRadio, featuring the dLife Diabetes Minute, heard on stations around the country and on XM Satellite Radio; dLifeDirect, the only diabetes cooperative direct mail program; and much more.

dLifeTV airs every Sunday on CNBC at 7:00PM ET, 6:00PM CT, and 4:00PM PT.

CONTACT: Belene Mallon


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