Health systems can improve outcomes in treating type 2 diabetes patients.
In the U.S., every 80 seconds an adult with diabetes is hospitalized for heart disease and every 2 minutes an adult with diabetes is hospitalized for stroke. Our nation’s health systems represent the front line in helping manage diabetes and associated cardiovascular disease risk.
Make an impact
The Know Diabetes by Heart™ initiative supports quality improvement efforts by engaging directly with hospitals and outpatient clinics to better serve patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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:
- Supporting health care providers in educating their patients living with type 2 diabetes on cardiovascular risk and increasing their patients’ engagement in prevention of cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes.
- 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 an impact in improving the outcomes of your patients. Keep up-to-date with timely resources and guidelines.