zillabreeze September 27, 2020 Share September 27, 2020 On 9/23/2020 at 7:49 PM, SunnyBeBe said: I caught up on the parts I missed. I’m not wild about how they treated the Type I diabetes case. I have Type I and I suppose I should be used to the condition not getting proper depiction. Why this is so difficult for so many shows is a mystery. First of all, Type I is not really genetic as the doctor said. It’s an autoimmune disorder that may run in families, but, you don’t have to have a parent with Type I to get it. The exact cause of Type I is unknown. And I don’t understand why they didn’t have the patient have true Diabetic Ketoacidosis symptoms. I’ve had it once and it was HORRIBLE! The symptoms are pretty obvious, severe vomiting, severe muscle pain, severe stomach pain, difficulty breathing, this normally after weeks of weight loss, extreme thirst and frequent urination. When I entered the ER, I was diagnosed within about 30 minutes. They are correct that the girl will need to check her glucose levels with a meter, but multiple daily injections are just as vital...or use of an insulin pump, which requires substantial training and education. They just played it off like it was simple to check your blood sugar levels..but it’s much more. It’s a HUGE challenge every minute of your life. You check your blood 8-13 times a day, unless you wear a Continuous Glucose Monitor. (More work, training and time). I get frustrated when tv shows don’t accurately portray a medical condition, when they could get it right. No wonder the public as such misinformation about Type One diabetes. I'm so glad that I am a complete medical moron! I see all over these forums how being med smart takes folks out of the moment!!! I can just buy whatever they sell 😁 You'd think showbiz would pay for a better stable of technical consultants. The occasional crime scene on a construction site messes me up the same way! Dear gawd, when it's all mixed up and burying a body - it's not CEMENT! It's CONCRETE! Link to comment
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