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  1. Jennifer
    Jennifer February 12, 2014 at 7:25 am | | Reply

    2 Broke Girls also featured a diabetic character this season. Sadly they got many of the details wrong and now the character is still on but his diabetes seems to have cleared up (if only that was possible in real life). The show portrayed him as passing out due to a insulin dose that was late by about 5 minutes. Symptoms seemed to more mimic a low blood sugar but he was given insulin and miraculously was all better as soon as he was injected. If only insulin or glucagon worked that fast.
    While I really appreciate seeing diabetes characters on TV shows it really frustrates me when they get basic facts like this wrong. I still struggle to get my own family and friends to understand the way it works I don’t need TV telling them the opposite.

  2. Judi
    Judi February 12, 2014 at 10:11 am | | Reply

    Years ago, there was a child on General Hospital diagnosed with T1. This person was off the canvas for a long time and has just recently returned, now being in his 20s. But so far, his T1 has not been mentioned. Hopefully while he was gone, he didn’t get “cured” and with time this will be brought back into his story. This is a hospital show, after all, and it seems like it would be a good fit.

  3. Nicole
    Nicole February 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm | | Reply

    And in Australia, Season 1 of UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN featured a humour filled storyline around the Grandmother (Robin Nevin’s character) being aType 1 Diabetic and needing to exercise to keep her BGLs down.

  4. Nancy
    Nancy February 14, 2014 at 6:23 am | | Reply

    There actually was a storyline in one episode of Revolution about diabetes – a bit eye-rolling and hard to evaluate on its realism. An insulin-dependent woman with diabetes had somehow survived the 15+ years since the “blackout,” but was in kidney failure at the time of the episode and receiving a crude form of dialysis. I suppose it’s possible that if we lost all power, like the show portrays, that someone could squirrel away enough insulin to last them for years and also possible that someone would figure out a way to manufacture some kind of insulin in that time period, but it seemed a bit far-fetched.

    Chicago Fire has also portrayed a couple different PWDs in emergency situations – one where a low ended in a man committing suicide! Scary, but somewhat realistic in the weirdness into which a low BS can sometimes lead us. The paramedics were offering him lunchmeat and cheese from his own fridge, though, rather than a glucagon injection (although they may have tried the glucagon – I can’t remember all the details now).

    I always perk up and pay attention when D comes up on TV – seems like the portrayal is getting better, at least sometimes. This potential storyline on Downton Abbey could really be interesting. My guess is that it will be Type 1 in one of the children, probably Sybbie so it will inhibit her and Tom’s move to the States and it will be Isobel who first notices something.

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  6. Herb Meehan
    Herb Meehan May 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm | | Reply

    This made me want to see The Blacklist, despite the insulin pump being super fake.

  7. Sara
    Sara September 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm | | Reply

    I am binge watching Black List now and after seeing the episode, found this post by googling some key words to see if anyone had seen it…Actually, one parent did not tell the other “that the little girl cannot eat anything with sugar.” The Alchemist/dad is hugging the daughter as they are standing in the candy aisle of a convenience store, and says “how about a candy bar?” And the kidnapped mom looks at him and says “Are you nuts? She’s diabetic!” Which, because he has been out of the picture for 6 years, he did not know. The eye rolling should come next, when he IMMEDIATELY opens her coat and lifts her shirt to expose her (very obviously) Medtronic insulin pump. AS IF wearing an insulin pump is sooo normal and sooo commonplace that the first thing you think of is, she must be wearing an insulin pump….but yeah…always interesting to see T1D featured

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