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?

Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. Want more Type 1 news? Subscribe here.

Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? Try Type 2 Nation, our sister publication.

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.

Related Articles

Subscribe Today!

Sign up to receive email notifications about new Insulin Nation stories

You have Successfully Subscribed!