The fictional universe depicted in the series is premised on the notion that vampires exist, unbeknownst to the majority of humans until two years before the series premiere, when the creation of synthetic blood ("Tru Blood") by Japanese scientists, which eliminated vampires' need for human blood to survive, allowed vampires to "come out of the coffin" and reveal their existence to the world.
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Be sympathetic about the condition, particularly for those people who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes.
Diabetes can be an insidious and frustrating condition, and induces fear in some people.
For this reason, a person who has diabetes may need the help and support of their family.
Diabetics may face numerous complications and may also be more prone to depression and stress.
The show explores several contemporary issues such as the struggle for equal rights, discrimination and violence against minorities and homosexuals, the problems of drug addiction, the power of faith and religion, the control/influence of the media, the quest for identity, and the importance of family.
Series creator Alan Ball had previously worked with the cable channel HBO on Six Feet Under, which ran for five seasons.
Now they are struggling for equal rights and assimilation, while anti-vampire organizations begin to gain power.
Sookie's world is turned upside down when she falls in love with 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and for the first time must navigate the trials, tribulations and terrors of intimacy and relationships.
Education is the key to helping people with diabetes, just as it is in preventing type 2 diabetes.