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.


Where diabetes and heart disease meet - find out more about talking to your sweethearts and to your healthcare providers about diabetes and heart disease. 

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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)

American Diabetes Association


American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/Diabetes/WhyDiabetesMatters/Cardiovascular-Disease-Diabetes_UCM_313865_Article.jsp/#.WR9XbBPyvB

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