Hollywood Does Diabetes

There’s a famous rule among theatrical types that if a gun appears on stage in the first act of the play, it better go off sometime before the curtain closes. The same holds true when it comes to Type 1 diabetes. As this video shows, if a person with Type 1 diabetes shows up in a movie, chances are high that his or her condition is going to be an issue.

At Insulin Nation, we’ve come up with 5 theatrical rules for how to behave in a movie if you have Type 1 diabetes. Watch this video and learn:


What do you think?  Does Hollywood get it right?  Is there a right way to portray someone with Type 1 diabetes in the movies?

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Craig Idlebrook is a past editor for Insulin Nation, Type 2 Nation, and Información Sobre Diabetes. He is now the community engagement and content manager for T1D Exchange.

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