Monday, January 12, 2009

Whoa... Did I just see that?

So a couple of weeks ago I was catching up on some Tivo and I decided to watch Private Practice. I got cozy under the blanket and was expecting nothing that would raise my blood pressure other than the usual ogling of Tim Daly or Taye Diggs. It was a short while later that I realized a main part of the story line dealt with a Type 1 Diabetic little boy. His father had kidnapped him in order to protect him from his abusive stepfather. It was discovered he was kidnapped because they tracked down the serial # on his insulin pump. I was so shocked to actually see an insulin pump on TV!! Granted the thing looked ancient and there were definitely some medical inconsistencies. However, I think overall they did a good job. 

Speaking of Diabetes if you have 30 seconds to spare please sign this petition



Shannon said...

I just signed! Thanks for the link. It is AWESOME that prime time TV is spotlighting the disease and hopefully will get even more exposure in the future!