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  • 71. Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of Diabetes The American Heart Association explains the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, how to diagnose diabetes, tests for prediabetes including Fasting Plasma Glucose Test, FPG, Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, OGTT and the tests for monitoring diabetes, such as HbA1c, A1c or glycosylated hemoglobin test.
  • 72. 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.
  • 73. 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.
  • 74. Pre-diabetes Studies show that for most people, diabetes is preventable - even in those with pre-diabetes. Learn more.
  • 75. 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.
  • 76. Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals The American Heart Association helps your patients learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 77. Week 12: Give Yourself A Hug! Reach Your Goals Guide Week 12
  • 78. 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.
  • 79. Causes of High Cholesterol High cholesterol can be inherited (familial hypercholesterolemia) or the result of poor lifestyle choices. Learn what you can do today.


Our Mission

Community

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

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable 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 bikable 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%