“La Sweet Vida” is a grant-funded project to develop a strategic
technology-based campaign to address the growing hyperglycemic (type 2 diabetes) hispanic families in the low-income areas of the city of Arlington. Through the creative prism of graphic design, a fresh and lively approach (facilitating touch screens, videos, app design, interior design, and health information) was executed as a new clinical space to educationally intervene the families’ diabetic-prone behavior.
Mission Arlington is a local nonprofit organization that provides assistance to families in the community. Their services include medical and dental care, free of charge. In addition, after school, childcare services, and transportation to work and social service needs are available to help individuals get on their feet. Mission Arlington works six days a week to ensure peoples’ physical and spiritual health are met.
Diabetes Type II is the reversible disease caused by high levels of blood glucose. Insulin within the body cannot sufficiently transport the glucose to maintain normal levels. Diabetes is affecting more people every year; therefore, raising awareness is imperative to prevent the number from increasing.