People with type 2 diabetes have more than two times the risk for developing heart disease.
Two out of three deaths in people with type 2 diabetes are attributed to cardiovascular disease.
Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, 8 million are not yet diagnosed, and 86 million with signs of prediabetes.
The U.S. Senate has now unanimously passed a resolution designating November 9th as:
"National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day,"
coinciding with American Diabetes Month.
Read the official resolution HERE.