A portfolio of content and resources dedicated to health care professionals treating patients with type 2 diabetes
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and disability for people living with type 2 diabetes – yet about half recognize their risk.
People living with diabetes are two times more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease. Yet in a recent survey of people age 45 and older with type 2 diabetes conducted online by The Harris Poll, only about half recognize their risk or have discussed their risk for heart attacks or strokes with their health care providers.
Make a Difference
Join the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association in comprehensively combating the national public health impact of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease by:
- Helping us raise awareness and understanding of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- Positively empowering people to better manage their risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes.
Your support can make a difference in improving the outcomes of your patients. Stay informed with the latest resources and guidelines.
- AHA and ADA Diabetes Science
- Quality Improvement
The 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (link is external) includes all of ADA’s current clinical practice recommendations and is intended to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and others with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care. The recommendations are based on an extensive review of the clinical diabetes literature, supplemented with input from ADA staff and the medical community at large. The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is updated annually, or more frequently online if new evidence or regulatory changes merit immediate incorporation, and is published in Diabetes Care (link is external).