Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure for people living with type 2 diabetes 1,2yet in a recent survey of people aged 45 and older with type 2 diabetes conducted online by The Harris Poll, only half recognize their risk or have discussed their risk for heart attacks or strokes with their health care team.3

The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, along with industry leaders, are working together on the groundbreaking initiative Know Diabetes by Heart™ to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes. With support from founding sponsor, Novo Nordisk, and national sponsor, Bayer, the Know Diabetes by Heart™ initiative seeks to comprehensively combat the national public health impact of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease by:

  • Raising awareness and understanding of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Providing resources and support to help people better manage their risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Supporting health care professionals by sharing the latest clinical guidelines and science.
  • Engaging health systems to improve quality of care for people with diabetes.

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