The third season of Disney's "Hannah Montana" was supposed to start with an episode about diabetes. Instead Disney Channel officials took the show out of the lineup. The episode, titled "Sugar, No Sugar" was about Hannah's friend Oliver's dealing with diabetes. The show was pulled after initial concerns about how the disease was represented. According to an E-Online! report, "the Disney Channel's Standards and Practices team consulted with medical experts during the script-writing process."
There is still hope that the show will make it in the Hannah line-up. The Disney Channel has previously dealt with diabetes in other programming. For example, an episode of "Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream" showed how Nick Jonas deals with the disease.
The third season opened with "He Ain't a Hottie, He's My Brother" which dealt with a sophisticated story-line (read: sappy/stupid) depicting Miley's reaction to Lily dating her brother. The next episode on the schedule: "Ready, Set, Don't Drive". Gee I wonder if the timing of this has anything to do with the fact that Miley is turning sixteen this month. Weird.