Diabetes, whether Type 1 or Type 2, is a serous health issue, especially for Latinos. Of all Latinos, Mexican Americans suffer the most from the disease that can rob a person of their limbs, their eyesight and eventually their life. On top of the dismal odds of Mexican Americans being diagnosed most often with the disease, more Latinas suffer from diabetes than Latinos, white men or white women.
Living with diabetes does not make anyone’s life easier and can pose challenges for both the diabetic and their family but no one knows what the life of a diabetic is like unless they know someone. Joanna Puello created the video of her life with diabetes to illustrate how she handles her disease on a day-to-day basis and how she hasn’t let her stop her from living her life.