Know Diabetes by Heart™ Professional Education Podcast Series focuses on the link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The series will consist of relevant cutting-edge topics such as up-to-date standards of care, guidelines and their implications for T2D and CVD, and approaches to shared decision making — among other topics.
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.