Ambassadors and Champions

Photo of all five AmbassadorsThe Know Diabetes by Heart Ambassadors and Champions are a select group of volunteers living with type 2 diabetes and heart disease. By sharing their personal stories they are working to increase awareness to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks, cardiovascular disease and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes.


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    • Photo of Ambassador Jacqueline AlikhaaniJacqueline Alikhaani
      Her journey with diabetes and heart disease inspired her to educate others. With age comes wisdom, the saying goes, but Jacqueline Alikhaani wishes she’d been more aware and informed about heart health and diabetes when she was younger. […]
    • Photo of Ambassador Hyvelle FergusonHyvelle Ferguson
      Soccer mom fights back after diabetes led to stroke, heart attack. When diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 33, Hyvelle Ferguson Davis never suspected she’d one day be an ambassador for a national health education campaign. Now she looks […]
    • Photo of Ambassador Christina HerreraChristina Herrera
      Dallas teacher trains for 10K after heart attack. Christina Herrera wasn’t shocked when she learned she had type 2 diabetes. The disease had long been “knocking on my door,” she said. Almost 13 years ago, her mother died from diabetes. In […]
    • Photo of Ambassador Brandon LewisBrandon Lewis
      Dallas filmmaker to chronicle 100-pound weight-loss journey. After being told by his doctor he was prediabetic, Brandon Lewis kept the news to himself, not even telling his wife, Seckeita. Instead, he took “a hiatus” from his doctor. “He […]
    • Photo of Ambassador Rob TaubRob Taub
      Media personality helps others face the facts he didn’t about diabetes and heart disease. As a journalist, Rob Taub knows the importance of facts. But for years, he rejected the truth about his own health. When his kids put his picture on […]