The show Intervention is about to do an episode with a Type 1 diabetic.
You can watch a preview of the clip by going to this page and click on #76 John C (if that it not what it defaults to as it did on my computer). Here is the description:
Monday, January 05th 09:00 pm ET
Tuesday, January 06th 01:00 am ET
John has type one diabetes but refuses to be diligent about checking his blood sugar, or taking his insulin. A social misfit and an outcast for many years, John wants to be considered a regular guy, and pretends to be one by eating whatever he wants without regard for his illness. He has been in a near-coma and hospitalized multiple times. His parents want to stop enabling his self-destructive behavior, but won’t kick him out of the house because they fear he’ll die without their supervision.
Let’s hope it is an accurate, responsible depiction of diabetes. I will definitely be watching, and I am guessing you will too.