Friday, October 3, 2008
Talk Anoungst Yourselves -"The Topic: "Dia-Bill-ic Shock" OR Diabetes "King of The Hill" Style.
The greater the obstacle the more glory in overcoming it. — Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), French dramatist (1622-1673)
What does not destroy makes me stronger. — Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)
Life ain't a track meet (NO) - It’s a marathon
Ice Cube - Singer/Rapper/Actor
My 8 days in hell are almost over!!! I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, that light being in full glory on Monday afternoon - which normally is somewhat of letdown as far as days of the week go...So I got that going for me.
Anyway - Next weeks postings will be back to a normal schedule, PROMISE.
OK - I have like 10 minutes to type b4 I have to start the work cram and jam again. SO, Until then, "Talk amongst yourselves!'" The topic being King Of The Hill's" season premiere - which was titled "Dia-Bill-ic Shock" & aired last Sunday night. - Did I not tell you this is week has been hellish? I've been trying to get time to write about this episode all week!
Any who, here's the kicker, The show featured one of the main characters, Bill Dauterive -a melancholy character to say the least, who gives up when told he has developed type 2 - which is referred to as "adult onset diabetes" in the show. Yes, it's a cartoon - but it's a funny, and for the most part - a well written one.
YES, there were some generalizations regarding the disease - aren't there always?
I thought the writers did a good job on several points. They stressed diet and exercise, the importance of nutrition counseling for diabetics the importance of taking blood sugars, and depression after being diagnosed.
They also showed how Dr's can be a positive part a solution, or a huge part of the problem - take special note of the Ass of a Dr. who treats Bill the second time - You'll want to kick his, well - his ass!
I like how the writers also focused on positivity and control - regardless of the health issue.
I want to know YOUR THOUGHTS - Here's the link to the episode. "Dia-Bill-ic Shock."
It will take you 22.02 minutes to watch the show - not a whole lot of time in the grand scheme of things, and you are learning about diabetes.
What were the positives & negatives of the episode? You will find many in both columns no-doubt.
In your eyes, what could the writers have done better?
What did they nail regarding life with the big D?
Also Pay attention to Bill's lingo - he references the "Dlife" & throws around phrases like "I got diabetes real bad," and "I was feeling all Diabetic-ee." Had he mentioned dBlogville, I would have blown a gasket!
What type of meter do you think Bill uses?
Can't wait to hear your thoughts!!!!!!!