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Blood Sugar Rising: America's Hidden Diabetes Epidemic

"Blood Sugar Rising" follows the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the country, costing more than $325 billion each year. The documentary puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness through portraits of Americans whose stories shape the film.

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NOVA recommends the documentary, "Blood Sugar Rising," which follows the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the country, costing more than $325 billion each year. The program puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness through portraits of Americans whose stories shape the film. (Premiered April 15, 2020)

“Blood Sugar Rising” is a production of Structure Films for WGBH, with funding from Draper, The Russell Berrie Foundation, Sami Inkinen, through the Inkinen Family Donor-Advised Fund, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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