Movies That Make Us Think All The T1D Thoughts
Ahh, the movies! Who doesn’t love a good visit to the cinema or a night hanging at home with Netflix? While the general aim of onscreen entertainment is to relax, have some fun and clear your head of daily life obligations, sometimes people with type 1 diabetes (T1Ds) still have a hard time turning off their “T1D brains.”
Here are a few examples of things that might run through a T1D’s head while watching a movie.
A whole spoonful, huh? Fine if we’re treating a low, but otherwise Mary Poppins would be the actual worst T1D nanny ever…
Unless I could figure out a way to manufacture insulin… I. Would. Be. So. Screwed.
Back to the Future
How fun would it be to freak out the people of the 1950s with my bionic parts?
How in the hell did Kristen Stewart already have such a sophisticated continuous glucose monitor (CGM) watch… in 2002?
Beauty and the Beast
The T1D version of Belle would have legit run OUT of insulin after the “grey stuff.”
Julia Roberts’ low blood sugar episode would have been a lot easier if she had discovered fruit snacks or glucose gel to bring to the hair salon.
Can they design me the perfect pancreas while they’re at it?
This would be the day that I forget to bring extra snacks. I wonder if the killer would let me out for a sec. To get more snacks.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
If I won a golden ticket, I would walk out of there with a lifetime supply of low snacks.
That pack seems like a good size…. for just my T1D supplies.
World War Z
Do zombies have pancreases?
James and the Giant Peach
EXACTLY HOW MANY UNITS IS THAT?!?!