‘Hannah Montana’ episode on diabetes set to air on Disney Channel
By Richard Huff, DAILY NEWS TV EDITOR, Thursday, September 10th 2009, 4:00 AM
On an upcoming ‘Hannah Montana,’ Oliver, played by Mitchel Musso, and his Type I diabetes are the focus of a storyline.
An episode of “Hannah Montana” dealing with diabetes will finally hit the Disney Channel schedule 10 months after the show was pulled from the lineup because of content issues. It’s now scheduled for Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
The episode revolves around Miley (Miley Cyrus) and Lilly (Emily Osment) reacting to the knowledge that Oliver (Mitchel Musso) has been diagnosed with Type I diabetes. The pair then turn into food police at a sweet 16 party, to keep Oliver away from certain foods.
Eventually, Oliver puts them at ease: together they – and he – can work through the challenge of diabetes. The segment ends with a feel-good message.