Blood Sugar Rising Diabetes is an epidemic hiding in plain sight. It affects over 100 million people in the US, claiming more lives than cancer and HIV combined, and costing close to $350 billion each year. One in three children born in this century will likely develop the disease.
Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, presenting intimate stories of Americans living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and personal voices from the battle against the disease. Their struggles and successes showcase the dramatic impact of this national public health crisis. The two-hour special also reveals new hopes for diabetes management and prevention - from the rise of new medical treatments to exciting discoveries about lifestyle and environmental factors. The film asks a provocative question: Why isn't there a war on diabetes?
Producer: Jason Sussberg, Nikki Dodd, Pamela Gaudiano
Executive Producer: Judith Vecchione
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2019
Director: David Alvarado
Narrator: S. Epatha Merkerson
Writers: David Alvarado
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen