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Diabetes in Films and on TV

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by insulinaddict, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. insulinaddict

    insulinaddict Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi, I'm really interested in watching any films or TV episodes that feature Type 1 Diabetes. Please post them below if you know of any! I've found lists of films online that feature Type 1 Diabetics but thought it would be handy asking in case somebody remembers a certain episode of a show or series that features Diabetes. Many thanks! Really interested in watching some. :)
     
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    insulinaddict Type 1 · Active Member

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    Would also like to post a quick message to say a massive THANKYOU for everyone's replies on my last thread. The responses truly were overwhelming. Thankyou! x
     
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  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    There was a film with Jody Foster whereby she and her daughter had to lock themselves in a safe room when the house was being burgled, can't think what they called it but her daughter had type 1 diabetes in the film.

    The following is a light-hearted look at the type 1 diabetes from a female perspective:

     
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    Good old Google, the film was called Panic Room.
     
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    byte83 Type 1 · Active Member

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    There is an episode of NCIS that has it in. It's the one where the witness is a blind photographer. Also a episode csi Miami mentions it as well.
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know its not TV or Film as you'd asked but one of the characters in some of Karin Slaughter's books is a type 1 diabetic.
    I've only read one of her books but it seemed to portray it fairly well.
    I did read the book when I was in hospital in the process of being diagnosed with Type 1 so had a limited knowledge of it at that time.
     
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    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    A film called The Experiment. I don't want to spoil it by telling you how it ended but the diabetic died.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    THE WITCHES, ( children's film) the grandmother was diagnosed with Type 2, good film, but inaccurate medical information imo.
     
  9. Jaylee

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    The film Species. The diabetic guy gets brutally murdered by the alien hybrid after she picks him up in a club.
    The film Warlock. There is a main charactor who's diabetic. I won't spoil it for you, but she saves the world.
    The movie Con Air. There is a T1 who needs insulin.. Funny enough the hero happens to find a supply in an aircraft hanger??

    None of the above were particularly sensitive to the medical facts..
     
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    Body of Proof, an American crime series. Megan Hunt, the medical examiner, has a teenage daughter Lacey who is diagnosed T1. A small part so not critical to the story, but handled OK I thought.
     
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    Agree! CSI Miami has it where the taxi driver was diabetic and was suffering DKA. I love CSI and so exciting watching an episode with diabetes related!! :D
     
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    Steel Magnolias with Julia Roberts
     
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    kkkk Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    NobleHead - super video - made me laugh :)

    I only thought Steel Magnolias - which is a bit depressing! I'm never that impressed with the way diabetics are portrayed on TV - stuff always gets lost in the wash if you get what I mean and the world is so straightforward take insulin and ta-dah they are fine (whereas the Utube video is more like it :) you don't see any of that on TV - especially on medical dramas! - but then maybe I've missed some really good portrayals :) )
     
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    I was also going to say steel magnolis with Julia Roberts, I seen it when I was young I can't remember anything about it but I remember me mam going mad id watched it when she told me not to cos I don't think it's too nice. Emmerdale has a character that is diabetic but they only seen to mention it once in a blue moon n I find myself watching it saying whys she eating that when she hasn't tested her blood, look at all that alcohol she's drinking her readings must be shocking I agree with someone above that said they don't think film& tv portray it very good at all. I saw a Jim Carey film the other day (can't remember the name) and he wasn't diabetic but injected insulin to escape being arrested or something and started foaming at the mouth


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    There was a scene in "Porkys" where one of the guys being drunk & under age jabbering face down on the bar attracts the attention of a local county police officer... His mates thinking on their feet, lie telling the copper he's "a little diabetic. & just needs sugar"...
     
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    Was panic room the one where they tried to inject insulin while someone was having a hypo?
     
  19. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Yes it was, they got it all wrong and I think the pen was meant to be glucagon injection :rolleyes:
     
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    I saw that (emmerdale) today, she was going on a picnic with her new boyfriend. In a later scene she was crying to her friend that everything was fine until he got the cakes out. Apparently she hasn't told him that dark dirty secret.
     
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