That pretty much describes my main pet peeve with how PWDs are portrayed — we are all just so amazingly fragile! Basically the lot of us are always just one small misstep away from a quick death!
Usually it’s going to be from lapsing into a hyperglycemic coma … aka the sleep of death … because of the need to insert the obligatory “S/He needs a shot!” scene. But every now and then they’ll throw down hypoglycemia just to change it up a little.
If someone goes hypo in the movies or TV you can be sure that they are going to be near death. Only the paramedics & an intravenous feed will be able to save them. Maybe. One scene I never expect to see is someone going hypo, popping a few glucose tabs, and then “OK. I’m fine now.” You’ll probably also never see the other alternative of someone waking up covered in sweat, feeling & looking like death warmed over, and saying “Oh, crap! Why did that happen?”