'Hannah Montana' Diabetes Episode to Finally Air


Ten months ago, an episode of "Hannah Montana" failed to go on air because parents are complaining that it doesn't portray diabetes in the right way. Good news comes from Disney Channel that the episode called "Sugar, No Sugar" will eventually make it on air under the new title "Uptight (Oliver's Alright)".


The episode is about Oliver dealing with the diagnosis that he got diabetes. "Our idea was that Oliver had a really bad case of diabetes and he couldn't eat any sugar and then a lot of the people were saying, 'No, people with diabetes can still eat sugar. This is wrong! You're teaching kids wrong messages'," Mitchel Musso who plays Oliver said back then.


Airing on September 20, the episode is slightly altered although the story contains some truth after all. "But it's not wrong," Mitchel added. "There are people out there who cannot have sugar. That's just the way of life."


In its statement, Disney said "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."


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