The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease invites you to celebrate
National DIABETES HEART CONNECTION Day
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The increased co-occurrence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease demands greater awareness to save lives and health care dollars. People with type 2 diabetes are more than twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease, and live 7-8 years less. Diabetes affects 29.1 million people in the U.S., including 8.1 million people who are undiagnosed. Another 86 million more -- one in three adults -- have prediabetes and 15-30 percent will develop diabetes within five years without change. One in five adults has type 2 diabetes and CVD.
Delivery reforms aimed at improving care for patients with multiple chronic conditions can be instrumental in creating better health outcomes and lowering costs for patients with diabetes and CVD.
Come learn more about the impact of diabetes and CVD in your state, and help us celebrate this national day of observance to motivate change in health care that could prevent and better manage these costly chronic diseases.
- Kenneth Thorpe, Chairman, PFCD
- John Clymer, Executive Director, National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
- Ann Forburger, MS, Diabetes Community Lead, National Association of Chronic Disease DIrectors
- Omar M. Lattouf, MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
- Anne Dalin, Patient
Thursday, November 9, 2017 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2203 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
- Speaker Bios
- Diabete-Heart Connection Infographic
- New Diabetes Prevention Benefit for Health Plan Members & Their Families
- CDC Diabetes Infographic
- NACDD At A Glance
- Better Management of Diabetes Saves the United States Money
- Wisconsin Pharmacists Provide Medication Therapy Management Services
- NACDD Fireside Chat and Virtual Roundtables Issue Brief
- Diabetes and the Heart - Dr. Lattouf Presentation
- Wrong Direction: Troubling Trends in the Rate of U.S. Cardiovascular Disease Deaths
Making the Diabetes Heart Connection allows you to make a difference for the one in five adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. For more information, visit www.diabetesheartconnection.org to learn more about the problem and help raise awareness.
Follow DHC: @DiabetesHeart & www.Facebook.com/DiabetesHeart.
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