Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a high blood sugar level occurs over a prolonged period of time. Some of the symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger.
If left untreated, diabetes can cause a number of complications. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Some of the long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes.
This is an independent documentary that chronicles six Americans with ‘incurable’ diabetes that are changing their diet and getting off insulin. The documentary follows the story of each participant’s remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by the diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse diabetes* and change lives.