More than 30 million American adults have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, putting them at risk for having cardiovascular disease. Dr. Eduardo Sanchez from the American Heart Association and Dr. William Cefalu from the American Diabetes Association discuss the link between CVD and T2D.
Episode 1 – Know Diabetes by Heart™Initiative Discussion
Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, MS is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation for the American Heart Association (AHA). Additionally, Dr. Sanchez helps to oversee the work of the AHA Center for Workplace Health Research and Evaluation, and serves on numerous national and state advisory committees. Prior to joining AHA, he served as CMO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). Dr. Sanchez is board certified in family medicine.
William T. Cefalu, MD is Chief Scientific, Medical & Mission Officer for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and President of the ADA Research Foundation. Dr. Cefalu leads the ADA’s Mission team, which includes the ADA’s Science & Medicine Division and Government Affairs and Advocacy division. Additionally, Dr. Cefalu leads the ADA’s research grants programs including Pathway to Stop Diabetes, Core research and individual research grants focused on improving health, saving lives and with the ultimate goal of a cure for diabetes.