Blood Sugar Rising: NYC | The COVID/BLM Effect

As a double crisis threatens their lives, we asked those with diabetes what is like being BIPOC during a pandemic and a racial movement.

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Blood Sugar Rising: NYC

How do Type 2 diabetes patients living in low-income communities manage this disease? Blood Sugar Rising: NYC follows Tracey Tirado-Vasquez, a diabetic mother and caretaker for her disabled brother, and Koy Torres who is part of the growing number of young people diagnosed with the disease.

Amidst a global pandemic and growing Black Lives Matter movement, we see firsthand how these individuals manage a life-threatening disease under the additional pressures of systemic inequity and an unprecedented health crisis. (Blood Sugar Rising: NYC is a digital companion series to the national PBS film Blood Sugar Rising.)