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Diabetes: Confront the Stigma, Combat the Epidemic

Did you know that more than 30 million Americans have diabetes! That’s about 1 in 10 adults – and 90 to 95% of them have type 2 diabetes. If current trends continue, by 2030 the prevalence of diabetes in the United States will increase by 54%.

Narrated by Viola Davis, A Touch of Sugar dives into the diabetes healthcare epidemic that affects every community in the United States, told through the voices of people united in their struggle with this chronic disease.

Diabetes management doesn’t occur in isolation. The stories presented in A Touch of Sugar bring to life the emotional challenges, social factors and public perceptions that have a significant impact but go unnoticed far too often.

You are invited to view this documentary with us. After the documentary, we will meet in The Academy to review the key take-a-ways from the film and discuss what we as patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, lawmakers, advocates, and the general public can do to confront the stigma of diabetes and combat the diabetes epidemic.

You can register for the viewing here and be sure to tell a friend, relative, or colleague.

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