Sugar, Blood & Insulin. Diary of a Type 1 Diabetic

Sugar, Blood & Insulin. Diary of a Type 1 Diabetic

Have you ever forgotten your backpack at home? For me, it becomes a matter of life and death ...

I did not choose a life of Diabetes. When I was 18 my pancreas finally gave out after fighting against my own immune system and stopped producing insulin. With Type 1 Diabetes comes a plethora of challenges, it's a full time job to keep track of and take in all the medication and hospital checkups. And it's all just to slow down the decay of my body … Meaning that if I mess up it will hurt me in the long run. This brings a mental weight and a sour feeling of responsibility that I need to deal with on a daily basis. Sometimes, I'm forced to take an insulin shot in a dirty toilet stall and sometimes I wake up with low blood sugar in the middle of the night sweating and shaking, fighting for my life... Of course it's not all gloom and as with all challenges in life they can teach you a great deal about others ... and yourself.

Director’s statement
I want to showcase, *my* human experience with diabetes through an honest and personal lens. Sugar, Blood and Insulin is an introspective journey into my life between ages 18 and 32, which will neither be chronological nor linear. By gently introducing each scene, the viewer will be guided between different moments connected by an emotional arc. From the very first image on screen the intimate journey of our main character, T. will be exposed and the viewer will live through T.'s experiences. Only T. will be presented with color. Making him the clear focus and guide through the story. The backgrounds will be in black and white creating a contrast with the main character it is important to me to fit in many details in the background so that it will become a more authentically, and honestly representation of my life.


Thijs Koole

Diana Hentulescu

Country of production


Target audience

adults, young adults, family

Animation technique

2D (hand drawn)

Production company

Moukda Production

Looking for

financing, feedback, international coproducers, broadcasters


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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