BBC World to air Diabetes Documentary


Starting January 12, BBC World will broadcast a film showcasing the burden of diabetes in the developing world. The half-hour documentary - titled Bittersweet - is being aired as part of the BBC’s Kill or Cure series.


Set in Nairobi, Kenya and Pune, India, the film shows how the South Asian subcontinent is facing a type 2 diabetes pandemic, while in Africa many countries struggle to put insulin within reach of people with type 1 diabetes.

The documentary also features International Diabetes Federation (IDF) President, Professor Jean Claude Mbanya.

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