dLifeTV, a weekly show about diabetes, will focus their next program on Malcolm and Kamaal Washington of Kansas City, Missouri. The 11 and 13-year-old brothers, who both suffer from the disease, decided to create their own comic book to educate other children about diabetes.
The Washington brothers came up with the idea for “Omega Boy,” a superhero who fights “Dr. Diabetes,” a monster with devious intentions, such as spreading diabetes all over the planet or destroying all the blood glucose meters and insulin pumps. The boys were fortunate to have a father in the comic book business, who made their dream a reality. Today, the boys are on their third comic book and have become self-made spokespersons, lecturing and educating other children about diabetes.