Living with diabetes from Alicia Edquist on Vimeo.

Gary Head and Ron Roberson have been friends for more than 13 years and had no idea that they would become such a support for one another through the medical issues both of them have faced in the last year.

Head, 60 years old and Roberson, 64 years old are a support group for one another along with other friends. Head was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and Renal Failure and Roberson has had several mini strokes and one major stroke. Both men’s diseases has caused them to change their eating and exercise habits as well as support one another through the medical issues.

According to the Center for Disease Control, diabetes and strokes are two of the ten leading causes of death for Americans according to the 2010 report.