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.

couple embracing
Woman posing in red dress

Join the Know Diabetes by Heart Initiative

The monthly newsletter is the one place to get it all.

  • Our best science-backed tips 
  • Personal stories from people just like you
  • Recipes and meal planning solutions
  • Resources for living with type 2

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.

group of senior friends
laughing friend

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.

I will not have a stroke.

Discover how managing your blood pressure may help you prevent stroke.

Man taking blood pressure