I have a scene in mind for my WiP - the MC awakens in the hospital post-unconsciousness due to issues related to insulin/glucose levels. As much as I wish to include this aspect of their character in the story, I have some worries about how to go about writing this, and maintaining it both fairly and believably for the long run. Please advise.
- Is writing an otherwise-fairly-customisable (gender, personality, interests, relationships) MC with an underlying health condition - in this case, type 1 diabetes - limiting in some way, shape, or form to the player? Is it a subject that might upset or trigger players?
- The MC of this story is intended to be in their mid/late teens - let us say 15 or 16 years of age. Aside from the other complications this might cause, is writing a character who is (essentially) a child with an underlying health condition a bad idea? If so, please do explain why you think that.
- I do not have diabetes and I do not know anybody personally with type 1 diabetes. How should I go about writing this when I can only really learn from theory and not practise? Should I do as comprehensive of a research session as possible in advance, or allow myself to make errors and be corrected by readers (as much as possible)? Are there any sources that might be particularly useful for said research?
Thank you all in advance. If there is anything glaringly obvious that I have missed out mentioning, please let me know.