Films/Diabetes

12 Feet Deep
2017
The American thriller film features twin sisters who are trapped in a swimming pool under a fiberglass pool cover. One of the sisters has diabetes and needs an insulin shot to avoid slipping into a coma.

150 Milligrams

2017
The French drama film is based on the real-life French pulmonologist Irène Frachon who fought between 2009 and 2011 to reveal that a diabetes drug was life-threatening.

Alma
1999
A documentary film about Alma Thorpe, whose primary condition is schizophrenia, but she also has diabetes.[6]

The Ambulance
1990
A rogue doctor in an ambulance kidnaps people with diabetes for his experiment.[7]

The Baby-Sitters Club
1995
A teenage girl deals with managing her type 1 diabetes.[8]

Beats, Rhymes & Life
2011
A documentary film about the band A Tribe Called Quest, including Phife Dawg, who has diabetes.[6]

Big Nothing
2006
In the black comedy film, criminals kill an FBI agent with diabetes by force-feeding him a lollipop.[9]

Loose Cannons / Mine vaganti
2010
Side character, grandmother, commits suicide by eating all the sweets.

Bread and Roses
2000
A married couple has financial difficulties because the husband has diabetes.[10]

Brokedown Palace
1999
The father of one of the wrongfully imprisoned women has diabetes.[11]

Broken
2012
The coming-of-age film stars an 11-year-old child who is learning to manage diabetes.[12]

Chocolat
2000
An elderly woman in the film hides her diabetes from her family.[13]

Click
2006
The protagonist’s father has diabetes.[14]

Cliffhanger
1993
The female pilot of the criminal gang radios for emergency backup, saying that they need insulin for a person with diabetes.[15]

Con Air
1997
The film’s protagonist helps a fellow convict who has diabetes.[9]

The Confessional
1995
A family mystery is investigated, and hereditary diabetes is a clue in establishing a family link.[16]

A Deadly Adoption
2015
In a parody of melodramatic films screened on the TV network Lifetime, two parents see their daughter fall into a diabetic coma.[17]

Derailed
2005
The daughter of a blackmail victim has diabetes.[11]

Dog Day Afternoon
1975
The manager of the bank at which the robbery takes place has diabetes and is threatened by the hostage taking, as he needs medication.[11]

Fed Up
2014
The documentary film highlights that too much sugar in American diets is a strong reason for the prevalence of diabetes mellitus type 2 in the United States.[18]

The Founder
2016
In the biographical film about the creator of the McDonald’s fast food chain, one of the McDonald brothers is hospitalized due to a stress-induced diabetes shock, and founder-to-be Ray Kroc visits him in the hospital to offer to buy out the brothers’ restaurant.[19]

The General
1998
The titular Irish crime boss Martin Cahill develops Type 2 diabetes.[20]

Gigli
2003
A character with diabetes is helped by another character.[21]

The Godfather Part III
1990
The film’s crime boss, Michael Corleone, suffers symptoms of diabetes.[6]

Gubra
2006
When a woman’s father is hospitalized due to diabetic complications, she meets a man with whom she falls in love.[22] ]

Half Baked

1998
The stoner comedy film features a horse with diabetes.[6]

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
2013
As a result of consuming too much candy in Hansel and Gretel, Hansel contracts diabetes and must periodically inject insulin.[23]

It Runs in the Family
2003
The protagonist’s wife suffers from complications from diabetes and is on dialysis due to kidney failure.[10]

Jerry and Tom
1998
The film’s hitman suffers from diabetes.[20]

Just Before Dawn
1946
A criminal psychologist is tricked into injecting a person with diabetes with poison instead of the insulin needed.[24]

Mad Money
2008
One of the bank robbers has diabetes.[11]

Meeting Daddy
2000
The colonel in the film has diabetes and uses a glucometer to monitor himself.[21]

Memento
2000
In a side plot, a man with amnesia treats his wife with diabetes.[6]

The Next Three Days
2010
A husband attempts an escape plan for his wrongfully imprisoned wife, who has diabetes.[10]

No Good Deed
2002
The film’s police officer is shown performing a self-maintenance routine for diabetes.[11]

Nothing in Common
1986
The protagonist’s parents divorce, and he learns that his father has diabetes and has been avoiding treatment.[25]

Over the Brooklyn Bridge
1984
The lead character Alby (played by Elliott Gould) has diabetes.[26]

Panic Room
2002
A young girl with diabetes and her mother are trapped in a safe room during a home invasion.[11]

Patch Adams
1998
The comedy-drama film, based on Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams, depicts a scene in which medical residents scrutinize a patient with diabetes, and Adams, unlike the others, asks for the patient’s name.[27]

The Planet of Junior Brown
2000
A character with diabetes is helped by another character.[21]

Promised a Miracle
1988
The American television film dramatizes the true story of Christian parents who believed their 11-year-old son’s diabetes were healed by God and discarded his insulin, resulting in their son’s death.[28]

Regarding Henry
1991
The film’s attorney, recovering from a shooting, meets an elderly man with diabetes.[20]

Reversal of Fortune
1990
A husband defends against charges that he killed his wife who had diabetes.[29]

The Right Hand Man
1987
Based on the historical novel The Right-Hand Man, the film is set in Australia in 1860 and features a protagonist with diabetes.[30]

S/O Satyamurthy
2015
A man meets a woman with diabetes and develops a relationship with her.[31]

Scarecrow Gone Wild
2004
A college-age man suffers a diabetic shock as a result of a prank but is resurrected as a killer scarecrow.[6]

Soul Food
1997
A matriarch’s refusal to address her diabetes leads to her death and her family falling apart.[14]

Species
1995
An alien seductress rejects and kills a candidate mate because he has diabetes.[6]

Split
2016
One of the multiple personalities played by James McAvoy has diabetes and is shown injecting insulin, while none of the other personalities has diabetes.[32][33][34]

State of Emergency
2011
In the horror film, survivors of a zombie outbreak hide in a warehouse. One of the survivors hides her diabetes from the others, but when she falls into a coma, another survivor goes out to find insulin for her.[35]

Steel Magnolias
1989
A recent bride has to deal with diabetes.[36]

Tammy
2014
The protagonist’s grandmother has diabetes but refuses to medicate.[37]

That’s My Boy
2012
The comedy film features the relationship between a father and his son. In the son’s childhood, he is obese and has diabetes due to his father’s lack of care.[38]

This Old Cub
2004
A documentary film about baseball player Ron Santo, who has diabetes.[20]

To Kill a Man
2014
A caretaker of a forest preserve has diabetes; when his medicine is stolen, his son’s attempt to recover the medicine leads to the family being terrorized by the criminal gang.[39]

Warlock
1989
A witch hunter enlists a sidekick who has diabetes.[7]

The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time!
1982
The documentary film shows the band The Weavers, including bass vocalist Lee Hays, who had diabetes.[6]

What the Health
2017
The documentary film explores health risks associated with the meat industry and says that several studies show that meat consumption is a leading cause of diabetes.[40]

Who Killed Mary What’s ‘Her Name?
1971
The film amateur sleuth has diabetes and is helped by another character.[21]

The Witches
1990
The young protagonist’s grandmother has diabetes.[10]

Wonderful World
2009
The protagonist’s roommate is hospitalized for treatment of a coma due to diabetes. The protagonist falls in love with his roommate’s sister, who comes to visit.[41]

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