How has COVID-19 impacted people with pre-existing health conditions like diabetes? Having to stay inside the house, South Bronx resident Tracey Tirado-Vasquez faces new challenges while living in a low-income neighborhood that already strains her diabetes management.
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.)SERIES LANDING PAGE