Blood Sugar Rising: NYC | “Judenkrankheit”

Who is most at-risk for diabetes? Throughout history, the disease has been associated with different groups, from Jews in the 20th century to Black and Latino communities today.

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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.)

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