Target: Type 2 Diabetes
A Spotlight on Type 2 Diabetes℠ and Get With The Guidelines®
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and disability for people living with type 2 diabetes.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have launched a collaborative landmark initiative called Know Diabetes by Heart™ to comprehensively combat the national public health impact of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
To bring attention to this critical high-risk population, the AHA established the Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Honor Roll recognition opportunity. Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Honor Roll recognizes hospitals for providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based care for patients with type 2 diabetes who are hospitalized with heart failure, heart attack or stroke.
Every 80 seconds, an adult with diabetes in the U.S. is hospitalized for heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack