Diabetes

About Diabetes

Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, is a condition that causes blood sugar to rise. A fasting blood glucose (sugar) level of 126 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher is dangerous.

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Living with Type 2 diabetes?

Get monthly science-based diabetes and heart-healthy tips in your inbox. Know Diabetes by Heart raises awareness that living with Type 2 diabetes increases risk for heart disease and stroke – and that people should talk with their doctor at their next appointment about ways to reduce risk.

Get support. Or offer it. Make a connection. For life.

Facing heart disease or stroke or caring for someone who is? Get encouragement and offer guidance during challenging times. Visit our Support Network.

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Let's Be Well Healthy Heart Box

The Let's Be Well Healthy Heart Box will provide you practical and simple tools – like health tips and a journal, an eye mask, walking weights, and a cookbook to manage your heart health – delivered directly to your doorstep.