Hannah Montana Diabetes episode to air September 20th

I just got this email today, I know I’ll be watching this one.

Hello Mr. Farrell,

I am writing to update you and once again thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding an episode of “Hannah Montana” in which the character Oliver is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We value Disney Channel’s reputation as a trusted destination for kids and parents and we are diligent about fulfilling that responsibility.

As promised, we reviewed the episode with experts including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and subsequently rewrote and/or re-edited several scenes. The new episode will air Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m., ET/PT.

We sincerely hope you will find that this revised story more accurately incorporates the subject of living with type 1 diabetes with the theme of the character Oliver learning to rely on his friends for support, no matter what challenges may arise.

Thank you!


Patti McTeague

Senior Vice President, Kids Communications, Disney Channels Worldwide

Sept 20 will be my 42nd anniversary of having diabetes. Perhaps I will mark the day by watching.