Sugar Babies - The Complete Mini Series
In 2002, filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie’s 4-year-old daughter was the third generation in her family to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Ten years later, Mackenzie reveals the spiraling epidemics of both type 1 and 2 diabetes in children through five real life stories, including her own. In a compelling and touching 3 part mini series, she uncovers the solutions that are within our reach and what we can do to take back the health of our next generation.
Sugar Babies Part 1: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes
Part 1 examines the public health epidemic of diabetic children in America from the point of view of the children and the families living with the diseases. The documentary offers a brief primer on diabetes: there are two main categories - type 1and type 2. Both conditions occur when the body fai...
Sugar Babies Part 2: The Rising Rates of Type 1 Diabetes
Part 2 of the Sugar Babies diabetes mini-series examines the rising rates of type 1 diabetes. Ann Marie is the mother of 11-year-old Gus, who was diagnosed at age 7. Shortly after her son’s diagnosis she realizes there are several newly diagnosed kids in her own neighborhood of Weston, Massachuse...
Sugar Babies Part 3: Committing to Change with Type 2 Diabetes
Part 3 of the Sugar Babies diabetes mini-series address the public health epidemic of type 2 diabetes from the point of view of Joyce, a dynamic nurse-practitioner at the renowned Joslin Clinic who treats two teenagers with type 2 diabetes. The film flows two of Joyce's patients, Janae and Janill...