Patient Education

Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Health

Let’s get to the Heart of the Matter!

Did you know that type 2 diabetes is not just about controlling blood sugar? At the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health Patient Hub, you’ll find everything you need to learn about therapies that not only lower your A1C, but also reduce your cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

You’ll learn from other patients who have been down this road before; find online assessment tools to learn about your individual risk, and how to reduce it. And be sure to download the other resources, including a shared decision-making guide that will make sure your busy doctor takes your cardiovascular health to heart.

Educational Activities

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Whiteboard Animation: Protecting Your Heart in Type 2 Diabetes

Managing type 2 diabetes (T2D) is more than lowering blood sugar. In this short whiteboard animation, you’ll see the connection between T2D and cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart attack and stroke. The good news is that a combination of balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and newer medications for T2D can both lower blood sugar and lower your risk of CVD.


Diabetes Resources

Your blood sugar levels can have myriad other impacts on your body’s systems, directly or indirectly. Your best defense is to keep your whole body as strong and healthy as possible, and above all, is heart health. Luckily, even some small daily changes can make a big difference.


More Than Lowering Blood Sugar: 3-Part Video Series

Diabetes involves more than simply managing your blood sugar. Learn how to prevent and manage some of the additional heart health issues that can accompany diabetes.