I love ER, but its not what it used to be. And they've never portrayed individuals with D in a very favoriable light...
"Carter, take the diabetic in 12." (amputee)
Season 3. Carla (Benton's girlfriend) gets gestational diabetes... Benton starts treating her like she (and baby) will keel over dead any moment.
And wouldn't you know it, they make the kid be born with a hearing defect...
Forget what episode, but some type 2 (retired)doctor, who can't afford his meds, and won't take anyone's help who offers. I think they (producers) kill him off later on. (kidney failure?)
Season 9. Sam's (head nurse) kid goes into DKA after eating an ice cream cone. Sam is furious at Dr.Kovac for the rest of the episode, while Kovac protests he had no idea her kid had diabetes..
Season 12. Sam's kid runs away, and doesn't take insulin with him.
(I haven't seen this episode, but I'm sure he survives)
Season 4 is out! (on DVD boxed set)
I think they're taking entirely too long producing them- at this rate, they won't catch up until after they end it!
Anybody else remember more "D" moments, in ER?