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    The writers used some poetic license with the daugther's diabetic situation, but I'll give them a pass. Still, it really annoys me when misinformation is given on diabetes. This is based on my experience, research and doctor's advice for many years.

    They made it appear that Lacey was sweating. Sweating is a sign of HYPOgyclemia, not HYPERglyclemia, as they said. HYPO is low blood sugar and it would mean you had too much insulin and your sugar level was low. You would need some juice to get it up. You would also feel faint and have symptoms similar to Lacey's. HOWEVER, Lacy's condition of having NOT enough insulin would simply mean her blood sugar was too high. Normally, you have to have very high levels for a long time to get really sick. Just running out of insulin for a few hours, would not cause this unless you would consuming huge amount of sugar. You would have dry mouth, nausea, stomach pain, and eventually difficulty breathing. This normally takes days to get. It's almost like they reversed the symptoms with Lacey's condition.

    I'm a Type I diabetic and I have suffered with Hypothglycemia so bad that was hospitalized for it. Sorry for the details.

    I hadn't thought about why shows are not faring well upon their return, but I agree that these long breaks are not a good thing. I'm not sure what the answer is, but I wish they would go back to where there are new episodes throughout the year and then a break for the summer. What happened to that? Now it's like new shows for a couple of months and then nothing for a year. IT's crazy.
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    I guess I should go watch this last episode. I always seem to be a day late and a dollar short on keeping up with my shows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    Hypoglycemia can come on quickly; hyperglycemia effects are a more gradual onset, but it could also depend on how long it had been building up. Stress tends to kick those sugar levels up.
    The information in your post is correct.

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    I figured that Lacey having an insulin pump indicated that her diabetes was more severe, so I didn't question that her symptoms came on more quickly
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    I'm not a medical professional, but I know people with pumps. (I am considering one, but still take injections.) I have never heard of anyone who would get that sick in just a few hours. They said her insulin had ran out a few hours before her mom arrived. So, unless she was drinking huge amounts of sugary drinks, her blood sugar could have risen, but not enough to put her in the condition they showed her, IMO. Still, I get why they did it.

    A little more research and creative writing could have made it correct and a point of drama. But, I'm willing to overlook it. Whenever they write someone in a movie or tv show with diabetes, you just have to be prepared for misinformation.

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    The actress who plays Lacey has juvenile diabetes and a pump (I believe they introduced it to increase awareness). And in Part 1, they talked about the fact that Lacey's pump was pretty close to needing a refill (when signing the permission slip so that Lacey could walk home from the field trip). So I figured that she was probably going to need a refill when she got home, and so those "several hours" were probably closer to five or six. (I don't know how much of a difference that would make.)

    But I definitely knew less about hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia before reading the other posts :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaJo View Post
    That is a huge problem and I don't understand why the networks haven't figured out why all these shows that start strong are later failing. Uhm, hello?? This show, Heroes, Jericho, etc....all good shows with decent followings that went on a long hiatus and lost viewers upon their return, tanking the shows. We forget how it left off or they air another program that catches our attention or we find another show in that time slot and end up sticking with that instead of returning to our earlier preference. It's ridiculous. If lil ol' me has figured out the problem, why can't the guys who make the big bucks? I'm praying that doesn't happen with Revolution (is that the name?) because I love that show. Then again, because I love it means it will probably tank when it comes back.
    That is the name, and it's coming back very shortly, judging by the number of ads for it I"ve seen.

    I'm surprised they would mess up the diabetes symptoms like this. There are a LOT of Type II diabetics in this country now (thank you, Big Gulps and obesity epidemic), so unless Type I diabetes symptoms are very different there are a LOT of viewers saying, what???

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWS View Post
    That is the name, and it's coming back very shortly, judging by the number of ads for it I"ve seen.

    I'm surprised they would mess up the diabetes symptoms like this. There are a LOT of Type II diabetics in this country now (thank you, Big Gulps and obesity epidemic), so unless Type I diabetes symptoms are very different there are a LOT of viewers saying, what???
    The main difference in Type I and II is that in Type I, the body doesn't really make insulin, so you have to take it with injections or a pump under the skin. And with Type II, the body does make insulin, but the body does not utlize it very well. THere are pills you can take that help the body use the insulin better and with diet, lower your blood sugar. Pills don't help Type I's, but some Type II's do have to take insulin. Okay, I'm done with the diabetes. I promise. lol

    I like the episode last night. There were parts that were actually funny. It was rather implausible that Hannah would have known which drug to get from the clinic drug cabinet to give to her sisters, but other than that, I liked it.

    I'm really liking the new guy. He's smart and not too cocky. I have no problem with him at all.

    What did you make of what the sick girl said in the hospital bed? It was something like, "Learn something from it." Was that the devil or God talking? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    What did you make of what the sick girl said in the hospital bed? It was something like, "Learn something from it." Was that the devil or God talking? lol
    I seriously got chills at that. It was so creepy and the timing was perfect. Eeeeeeee.... It was exactly what Megan's Dad said to her. When she was telling Tommy the story about forgetting her jacket. She said her Dad said he'd give her a quarter if she remembered to bring home her jacket. Then she said he said "take that and learn something from it". I said the same thing - was it god or the devil?

    I quite liked this episode. The pacing was good, the supporting actors were used to good but not overbearing effect, and the story was creepy but not overly gory. I also like what MV/Tommy is adding. He has good chemistry with Dana and Tommy grounds Megan in a good way. He calls her on her BS without blinking an eye and she needs that.
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    I didn't like this episode at all. I have just enough belief in that stuff that it leaves me way too unsettled. I wanted a definitive medical logical solution for it all. I didn't get it.

    So far I like the new guy a lot more than I expected. As Debb70 said "He's smart and not too cocky". He's also compassionate. He actually seems to mild out some of Megan's abrasiveness.
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