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  • 51. Kidney Disease & Diabetes The American Heart Association explains that one of the more common long-term complications of diabetes is diabetic renal disease ("renal" refers to the kidneys), also known as diabetic nephropathy.
  • 52. Diabetes What is diabetes? The American Heart Association explains the difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, what causes type 2 diabetes, what is your risk for type 2 diabetes, how diabetes is diagnosed, how diabetes is treated, medications for diabetes, how to monitor diabetes and how to prevent diabetes.
  • 53. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Having diabetes significantly raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. This booklet addresses why diabetes is a risk factor, and how weight management, nutrition and physical activity can help manage it.
  • 54. Why Diabetes Matters The American Heart Association explains how Diabetes can affect many major organs in your body, which can lead many serious complications when left untreated including cardiovascular disease, CVD, or heart disease, including peripheral artery disease, PAD, and stroke, Renal (kidney) disease, Unhealthy cholesterol levels, Metabolic syndrome, Blindness, Nerve disease and Limb amputations.
  • 55. Applesauce Bran Muffins Bake a batch of these tasty muffins to enjoy throughout the week. They're great for breakfast on the go.
  • 56. Life's Simple 7 | Reduce Blood Sugar The American Heart Association explains that reducing blood sugar is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid type 2 diabetes.
  • 57. By Any Other Name It's Still Sweetener The American Heart Association discusses the use of high fructose corn syrup and the overall consumption of added sugar in the American diet.
  • 58. Living Healthy with Diabetes The American Heart Association explains that being overweight or obese makes it difficult to manage the disease but proper nutrition and regular physical exercise are two powerful weapons against diabetes.
  • 59. Pre-diabetes Studies show that for most people, diabetes is preventable - even in those with pre-diabetes. Learn more.
  • 60. Cholesterol Abnormalities & Diabetes The American Heart Association explains that people with diabetes are more prone to having unhealthy cholesterol levels, which contributes to cardiovascular disease or heart disease.


Our Mission

Community

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:

  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
  • Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
  • Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
  • Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers

We’re reaching at-risk populations through cause initiatives and online tools:

Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.

American Heart Association
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%