South Los Angeles: A Neighborhood Of Type 2

Eighteen-year-old Monnai, has become more aware of her risk of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. A disease that runs in her family, she feels if she weren’t as conscious as she is, she’d get sucked in by the high density of fast food restaurants, liquor stores and lack of grocery stores in her neighborhood.

Watch as she gives us a tour of her neighborhood and the obvious reasons why South Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the Los Angeles County. Let’s raise awareness to prevent Type 2 diabetes!

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