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    Anyone else catch the teen girl with diabetes. Crap.
    Amy
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    Just makes one glad that Steven King doesn't actually make the rules


    Some time ago, when Maddie and I were watching one of the PBS "House" series, this one I think, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/frontierhouse/ she noticed and said, "Mom, I wouldn't be alive, would I?"

    Yeah! for the real 21st century!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Maddie's Mom View Post
    Just makes one glad that Steven King doesn't actually make the rules


    Some time ago, when Maddie and I were watching one of the PBS "House" series, this one I think, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/frontierhouse/ she notice and said, "Mom, I wouldn't be alive, would I?"

    Yeah! for the real 21st century!
    Hanna has a morbid fascination with post-apocalyptic stories. They just creep me out. I just read Diabetes Rising although I didn't finish it, it did make me pretty happy to be living now!
    Amy
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    I used to love post-apocalyptic fiction... now, not so much

    But Maddie was looking at some computer game recently and it was just that - new ice age and this character mom had to go out in the blizzard to seek medicine for her sick child and she works her way into this bunker of meds and finally breaks into it and she looks around and cries, "Insulin!, nothing but INSULIN!!" OMG did we laugh
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    I have no idea about the actual topic of this thread.

    But it does remind me to stock my friends fridges with some Lantus!

    (my hubby and friend have already vowed to use the arresnal to get insulin if need be because even with "d" she is a strong fighter with a good heart and will be not the last picked kiddo)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Maddie's Mom View Post
    I used to love post-apocalyptic fiction... now, not so much
    Ya, diabetes kinda takes the fun out of those kind of shows.

    Quote Originally Posted by mom2Hanna View Post
    Anyone else catch the teen girl with diabetes. Crap.
    Was going to watch it until I heard about the character with diabetes. Can't bring myself to watch it, it literally gives me an anxiety attack to think about it. Now, I know the odds of this happening are non-existent, but I then start thinking about disasters and it just gets me anxious. Hard not to think about worse case scenarios.

    LOL, living where we do I have lots of friends who are prepared for the end of the world. We know to drive to their house if anything freaky ever happens
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    I read the book probably more than 1/2 way through. Eventually I got bored with it and put it down. Awhile later I tried to finish it but ended up skimming through it just to get to the ending. And I though the ending was kind of lame.

    I really think sometimes King has no idea how the story he is writing is going to end but eventually has to come up with something. I was disappointed with the end of "It" too. I threw that book at the wall. It was great for 1000 pages...

    I'm still going to watch the series. I just cringe at the though of how much D stuff they probably will get wrong. So she pulled out of that seizure how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2Hanna View Post
    Anyone else catch the teen girl with diabetes. Crap.
    We just watched it. Actually, the mother of the teen girl is the one who has diabetes. With all the other character development going on in the show, I doubt there will be much focus on diabetes, but I could be wrong. In the premiere it is just a single line of dialogue mentioning that the mother needs insulin. It looks like a pretty good show so I am hoping they either get their facts right or they don't make diabetes a central theme in the plot. King is usually pretty good with facts in his stories, and since he has a hand in the show maybe they won't screw up too bad.

    Danielle really likes science fiction, so we do watch shows like Revolution and Falling Skies, but I am like Sarah, now when I see shows where the world goes to hell, I think about how bad it would be for someone in our situation and it kind of takes the excitement out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob'sDad View Post
    I read the book probably more than 1/2 way through. Eventually I got bored with it and put it down. Awhile later I tried to finish it but ended up skimming through it just to get to the ending. And I though the ending was kind of lame.

    I really think sometimes King has no idea how the story he is writing is going to end but eventually has to come up with something. I was disappointed with the end of "It" too. I threw that book at the wall. It was great for 1000 pages...

    I'm still going to watch the series. I just cringe at the though of how much D stuff they probably will get wrong. So she pulled out of that seizure how?
    I always think this of King's stories - which is why I LOVE his short stories. Oh, and the Mom - the T1 - didn't have the seizure, their kid did, and another, so I am sure we will learn why soon (I plan on reading the book soon!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    I doubt there will be much focus on diabetes, but I could be wrong.

    Danielle really likes science fiction, so we do watch shows like Revolution and Falling Skies, but I am like Sarah, now when I see shows where the world goes to hell, I think about how bad it would be for someone in our situation and it kind of takes the excitement out of it.
    I think this is going to end up being a small crisis later on in the series - I need insulin or else type of story!

    Also, Coco loves zombies. So we watch the shows all the time. She did make the connection between an apocalypse and her own death. This made me sad, but she took it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Maddie's Mom View Post
    I used to love post-apocalyptic fiction... now, not so much

    But Maddie was looking at some computer game recently and it was just that - new ice age and this character mom had to go out in the blizzard to seek medicine for her sick child and she works her way into this bunker of meds and finally breaks into it and she looks around and cries, "Insulin!, nothing but INSULIN!!" OMG did we laugh
    Unfortunately when my DD was dxd, I had read a couple of post apocalyptic novels with diabetic characters. I spent the first night in the hospital not sleeping on the nightmare fold out bed thinking about worse case scenarios and those stupid plot lines. I still think about it sometimes. I don't read them anymore. But my husband does, and he recently read one that shook him up so bad, he threw the book away (a serious crime in our house) and he made me promise never to read it. Something about a dad and his diabetic daughter.
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