Sugar, Heart and Life: A Guide to Living with Diabetes is a rich, entertaining web-based learning environment in English and Spanish for persons with type 2 Diabetes and those that support and care for them.
Developed by Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, the web-site offers two primary learning vehicles: an interactive telenovela and a games and activities section called the Info-Market. A web-page for Health Professionals offers additional tools and viewing options suitable for working with individuals or groups.
Victoria Gonzalez is a working mother, devoted to her family and to her husband Luis. Luis and his mother both have diabetes, yet stubbornly cling to habits and traditions that sometimes undermine their efforts to stay healthy. They have a daughter, Lucia in her early twenties and a son, Lucho, just starting high-school.