Turk Has Diabetes

Dayle introduced me to “Scrubs” a few weeks ago and we’ve been going through the show at a pretty decent clip ever since – thanks Netflix.

We just reach the point in season 4 when Turk was diagnosed with diabetes. I’m not sure if “comforting” is the right word, but I thought it was cool that I put the pieces of the puzzle together before the characters on the show reached the same conclusion. Ever since his diagnosis the show has mentioned his diabetes a few times, with the occasional joke or b-plot line. While they don’t always avoid the classic stereotypes (“Why is this guy getting his foot amputated?” “He has diabetes”), there have been some spot-on moments dealing with the emotional burden of living with this disease.

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