Pre-nursing school instructor strongly urge class watch Nurse Jackie for learn good role model emphasize how treat whole human instead of follow rules. Bigfoot game for tv; jump in both feet.
One scene diabetic Nurse Thor low BG during ER procedure. Jackie scold something like you need to eat on time! Bigfoot kind of roll eyes. Riiiight. NPH. Whatever, sure this fine show but total duhhhhh re diabetes like a NURSE on NPH wouldn’t know to EAT some fucking FOOD? Guess just business as usual like that stupid stupid DO NO HARM. Hmmph. And if Nurse Jackie soooo great, why Showtime not hire ACTUAL DIABETIC PERSON fact-check the diabetes portions of the show?
Another scene: a dirty-crazy neighborhood guy passes out in front of Nurse Jackie’s hospital; turns out this gentleman “times his insulin” for maximum pass out in front of hospital for attention. Bigfoot roll eyes again. Riiiiight. Kind of start dislike show but Bigfoot very dutiful student so keep watching.
AND NOW! Season 2 Episode 3, Nurse Jackie discern Nurse Thor secret blindness. Previously scold Nurse Thor for eating snack cake. Thor whine But cake is so good! And Nurse Jackie You’ve already lost one eye! Bigfoot think oh my gah! This show is so, so shitty! I can not believe a professor of nursing would recommend it! And THEN before Bigfoot able slam shut laptop, Thor remove faux eyeball, hold out for Nurse Jackie inspection. Nurse Jackie smile as if say now isn’t that the darndest thing? Bigfoot not need sit through this shit. Bigfoot have library book & new Martha Stewart Living magazine w. cucumber coconut salad recipe, and Dexcom double blood drop icon within 1 hour anyway.
But instead of read paper literature, flip to DOC. Season 2 Nurse Jackie probably…2006? 2008? Probably able find some outrage DOC persons complain stupid unrealistic diabetes Thor storyline but instead find this. Uhhhh. Oh. Pardon Bigfoot. Actor Stephen Wallem portray Thor have T1D real life. Really lost eye. Really lost eye because diabetes. This actor mission make realistic T1D person on show as well as perform on so famous show. Uh. Oh. Really? Oh. Sorry. From Diabetes Forecast magazine post:
Over three seasons, the dark comedy has believably addressed issues like having an insulin reaction on the job (and then getting in trouble with a higher-up who’s clueless as to what’s going on). Each one has been inspired by Wallem’s own, often challenging experiences with type 1, including the diabetic retinopathy that left him blind in one eye, at the age of 31.
Dang. Def. keeping in mind YDMV & in this case “Y” stand for “our.” ODbetterV. Guess keep watching?
Cool PSA from SW, PWD.
Zillion Nurse Thor Nurse Jackie clips.