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  • 51. Pre-diabetes Studies show that for most people, diabetes is preventable - even in those with pre-diabetes. Learn more.
  • 52. Janet's Diabetes Story Read Janet's personal diabetes story.
  • 53. 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.
  • 54. 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.
  • 55. Answers from the Experts: Diabetes Management The American Heart Association answers your questions about managing diabetes.
  • 56. 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.
  • 57. Work with Your Health Care Team The American Heart Association explains the importance of working with your healthcare team to learn your family history of diabetes, adhere to your treatment plan and be honest about it, monitoring your health numbers and seeing your healthcare provider regularly.
  • 58. Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes The American Heart Association explains the strong correlation between cardiovascular disease, CVD or heart disease and diabetes.
  • 59. 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.
  • 60. Heart-Health Risk Assessments from the American Heart Association The American Heart Association offers these heart-health assessment tools such as high blood pressure risk calculator and My Life Check.


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%