DiabetesSisters Directs Efforts to Educate about Diabetes and Heart Disease

“We’re excited to continue to spread the word about For Your SweetHeart and encourage people with type 2 diabetes to assess their risk through the Heart You Quiz.”

DiabetesSisters has partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company as they continue to spread awareness of For Your SweetHeart ™: Where diabetes and heart disease meet, an educational campaign to help bridge the knowledge gap on the link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease and encourage people with type 2 diabetes to know their risk. The For Your SweetHeart campaign launched in November 2016 and offers shareable resources, such as the Heart You Quiz, to help people learn about their risk and the link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease (which includes heart disease and other problems with the heart and blood vessels like heart attacks and strokes) causes approximately two-thirds of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes, making it the number one cause of death. But the good news is, the sooner people understand their risk, the sooner they can talk to their healthcare provider to learn more about the link between type 2 diabetes and potentially life-threatening heart attacks, strokes or even death.

“We’re excited to continue to spread the word about For Your SweetHeart and encourage people with type 2 diabetes to assess their risk through the Heart You Quiz and to speak with their healthcare provider about the link between diabetes and heart disease. The most important thing people can do is know everything they can about their health and encourage their loved ones to do the same,” said Paul Fonteyne, president and CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop…

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