Sugar Babies - The Complete Mini Series

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.

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Sugar Babies - The Complete Mini Series

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  • 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...