Here we go again. The current show in question: Law and Order: SVU. We have another story line that features a type 1 diabetic kid -- with a pump -- on a TV show. This time, the child in question not only has type 1 dm but also has developmental delays and attachment disorders. The kid, "Nicky", is missing from his mother's home, and because he is extraordinarily friendly, the parents are afraid he could have been taken by anyone.
So far, so good. BUT, the show tries to claim that they can track the kid through the pump, since the pump sends data to the parents' cell phones every so often.
ARGH. Is it too much to ask writers to either call the pump companies to discuss pump capabilities or even read the blessed web sites? What's with NBC and the "let's track the diabetic kid through the pump" line lately??