Making the Diabetes Heart Connection: Awareness, Collaboration Needed to Improve Health


Understanding the Link between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease


Explore real world data and learn more about the relationship between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease through this valuable resource focused on bringing a better understanding of the financial and resource impact of these co-morbid diseases.

Know Diabetes by Heart - Conozca Diabetes de Corazón

The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, along with industry leaders, have proudly launched the groundbreaking collaborative initiative Know Diabetes by Heart™ to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes.

The National Diabetes Education Program’s “Diabetes and Your Heart” infographic focuses on the ABCs of diabetes and how diabetes affects your heart.

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White paper: The clinical and economic benefits of better treatment of adult Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes

National and state by state cost projections data: Better diabetes treatment can save Medicaid over $4 billion a year

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture (a partnership with UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital) inspires young people to change the conversation about Type 2 diabetes by exposing the environmental and social conditions that lead to its spread - http://www.thebiggerpictureproject.org/ 

Women in Government

State legislator radio PSAs from Florida and Pennsylvania bring greater awareness of Type 2 diabetes - http://www.womeningovernment.org/learn/psa/type-2-diabetes-psa-florida

American Association of Diabetes Educators

https://www.diabeteseducator.org/practice/educator-tools/diabetes-and-cvd-resources  (Available in Spanish)

CardioSmart Diabetes Infographic

CardioSmart Diabetes Infographic

American College of Cardiology CardioSmart Diabetes Infographic



American Diabetes Association


American Heart Association (INFOGRAPHIC)


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 

What is Diabetic Heart Disease? https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dhd

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/preventing-problems/heart-disease-stroke (Available in Spanish)

National Stroke Association Diabetes and Stroke Brochure