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As PBS premieres a comprehensive new documentary film on the diabetes epidemic in the United States, Blood Sugar Rising, KCPT continues the conversation in a half-hour special that follows up on the important questions raised and connects Kansas Citians to local resources.


Betty Drees, MD
Endocrinologist, UMKC School of Medicine

Sarah Golder
17-year-old living with diabetes

Jim Nunnelly
Plain Talk about Diabetes, KPRT

Qiana Thomason
President/CEO of Health Forward Foundation

Generous Local Support Provided by:

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7 Tips You Can Use Now…

SOURCE: Compiled from ADA, CDC, AARP and the Kansas City Diabetes Connector

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Why isn't there a war on diabetes?

There's a disease going around...and it's killing more people than cancer and HIV combined.

Diabetes not only kills at a staggering rate, it’s one of the leading causes of leg and foot amputations, as well as blindness. In fact, it’s now predicted that one in three children born today will develop the disease.

So why isn't there a war on diabetes?

KCPT is proud to partner with PBS on a new documentary film, Blood Sugar Rising, that puts a human face on diabetes and tracks efforts to control this deadly but often overlooked disease.