12 Feet Deep
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.
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.
A documentary film about Alma Thorpe, whose primary condition is schizophrenia, but she also has diabetes.
A rogue doctor in an ambulance kidnaps people with diabetes for his experiment.
The Baby-Sitters Club
A teenage girl deals with managing her type 1 diabetes.
Beats, Rhymes & Life
A documentary film about the band A Tribe Called Quest, including Phife Dawg, who has diabetes.
In the black comedy film, criminals kill an FBI agent with diabetes by force-feeding him a lollipop.
Loose Cannons / Mine vaganti
Side character, grandmother, commits suicide by eating all the sweets.
Bread and Roses
A married couple has financial difficulties because the husband has diabetes.
The father of one of the wrongfully imprisoned women has diabetes.
The coming-of-age film stars an 11-year-old child who is learning to manage diabetes.
An elderly woman in the film hides her diabetes from her family.
The protagonist’s father has diabetes.
The female pilot of the criminal gang radios for emergency backup, saying that they need insulin for a person with diabetes.
The film’s protagonist helps a fellow convict who has diabetes.
A family mystery is investigated, and hereditary diabetes is a clue in establishing a family link.
A Deadly Adoption
In a parody of melodramatic films screened on the TV network Lifetime, two parents see their daughter fall into a diabetic coma.
The daughter of a blackmail victim has diabetes.
Dog Day Afternoon
The manager of the bank at which the robbery takes place has diabetes and is threatened by the hostage taking, as he needs medication.
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.
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.
The titular Irish crime boss Martin Cahill develops Type 2 diabetes.
A character with diabetes is helped by another character.
The Godfather Part III
The film’s crime boss, Michael Corleone, suffers symptoms of diabetes.
When a woman’s father is hospitalized due to diabetic complications, she meets a man with whom she falls in love. ]
The stoner comedy film features a horse with diabetes.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
As a result of consuming too much candy in Hansel and Gretel, Hansel contracts diabetes and must periodically inject insulin.
It Runs in the Family
The protagonist’s wife suffers from complications from diabetes and is on dialysis due to kidney failure.
Jerry and Tom
The film’s hitman suffers from diabetes.
Just Before Dawn
A criminal psychologist is tricked into injecting a person with diabetes with poison instead of the insulin needed.
One of the bank robbers has diabetes.
The colonel in the film has diabetes and uses a glucometer to monitor himself.
In a side plot, a man with amnesia treats his wife with diabetes.
The Next Three Days
A husband attempts an escape plan for his wrongfully imprisoned wife, who has diabetes.
No Good Deed
The film’s police officer is shown performing a self-maintenance routine for diabetes.
Nothing in Common
The protagonist’s parents divorce, and he learns that his father has diabetes and has been avoiding treatment.
Over the Brooklyn Bridge
The lead character Alby (played by Elliott Gould) has diabetes.
A young girl with diabetes and her mother are trapped in a safe room during a home invasion.
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.
The Planet of Junior Brown
A character with diabetes is helped by another character.
Promised a Miracle
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.
The film’s attorney, recovering from a shooting, meets an elderly man with diabetes.
Reversal of Fortune
A husband defends against charges that he killed his wife who had diabetes.
The Right Hand Man
Based on the historical novel The Right-Hand Man, the film is set in Australia in 1860 and features a protagonist with diabetes.
A man meets a woman with diabetes and develops a relationship with her.
Scarecrow Gone Wild
A college-age man suffers a diabetic shock as a result of a prank but is resurrected as a killer scarecrow.
A matriarch’s refusal to address her diabetes leads to her death and her family falling apart.
An alien seductress rejects and kills a candidate mate because he has diabetes.
One of the multiple personalities played by James McAvoy has diabetes and is shown injecting insulin, while none of the other personalities has diabetes.
State of Emergency
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.
A recent bride has to deal with diabetes.
The protagonist’s grandmother has diabetes but refuses to medicate.
That’s My Boy
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.
This Old Cub
A documentary film about baseball player Ron Santo, who has diabetes.
To Kill a Man
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.
A witch hunter enlists a sidekick who has diabetes.
The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time!
The documentary film shows the band The Weavers, including bass vocalist Lee Hays, who had diabetes.
What the Health
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.
Who Killed Mary What’s ‘Her Name?
The film amateur sleuth has diabetes and is helped by another character.
The young protagonist’s grandmother has diabetes.
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.
It’s Gonna Kill Me(thoughts about Diabetes)
It’s going to kill me!
Was what I had in my head immediately.
I can’t afford the medicine
I don’t follow a strict regimen.
Now what will I have to give up in my life?
Will I still be a good wife?
What will people say?
Will they stay with me or walk away?
I can not donate my pancreas or blood
Sort of like a flower stem wishing for a bud.
I have a bad part inside of me,
Never thought this was how my life would be.
Maybe I wasn’t nice enough
Or too tough.
Maybe I deserve my lot
Or all that with Diabetes I’ve got.
These thoughts have entered my mind,
Especially the one that reminds me that with Diabetes you can go blind.
It’s a scary disease.
It makes you want to be able to freeze,
Freeze that good blood sugar,so you want have one that is bad
But truth is this disease really makes me mad.
Makes me mad that I cannot choose what I want to eat or drink.
Mad, because it makes me always have to think.
Sometimes I just want to be at ease with food choices
Sometimes I want to listen to those eat sugar voices.
Mostly though I want to live happily,
Mainly because of my family.
But ultimately I want to give hope and keep hope.
I don’t want to know what it’s like to be at the end of the “survival rope”.
If in words I can share
I will also be able to show that I care.
Type 1 Diabetes
Millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes.
The majority have type 2 diabetes, but an important minority have type 1 diabetes (~5%). Contrary to popular belief, type 1 diabetes is not a childhood disease.
It occurs at every age, in people of every race, and of every shape and size. In fact, there are more adults who have type 1 diabetes than children, although it was previously known as juvenile diabetes.
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.
The body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into blood glucose (also called blood sugar), which it uses for energy.
Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body.
With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.
What I Know(Diabetic’s thoughts)
It just takes one bite
And my sugar stays high all night.
One can of a regular coke
And feeling tired afterwards is no joke.
Wanting to overeat
But knowing inside it will make my bloodsugars peak.
At birthday parties passing up on the cake,
Because you hate that “sugar high” headache.
Feeling tired all day long
The food you ate and what kind was all wrong.
Wanting to get in shape
Exercising only with enough calorie intake.
Going out on the town to a favorite food place
Catching the frown you’re given from your loved one’s face.
Being told “You know that is wrong to do”,
But asking them ,”And just who the heck are you?”
It’s never not thought about
Never easy without a doubt.
Diabetes is a complication and disease
But doesn’t have to bring you to your knees.
Take control, take back your life.
Make it count regardless of any strife.