Know Diabetes by Heart

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 – yet only about half recognize their risk. This problem is too big for any one organization to address on its own, which is why we need your help!


We are hosting a call for stories to be a voice for our campaign, Know Diabetes by Heart™, a collaborative initiative to combat the national public health impact of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association are looking for people living with type 2 diabetes who'd like to share their stories and serve as national ambassadors for the Know Diabetes by Heart™ initiative. To apply to be a Know Diabetes by Heart™ ambassador follow this link to complete the submission form and upload a 60-second or less video between now and May 31, sharing your story.

This is your chance to share your story! We want to hear about your health journey in your own words; however, the following ideas may help guide your thoughts as you prepare to record your video.  Remember, the call for stories closes on May 31, 2019!

  • Who are you?
  • What is one thing you wish you had known before you started this journey?
  • What do you want to tell others?
  • How do you feel about your health journey?
  • Who inspires you to live a longer, healthier life?

This initiative is not a program of the American Heart Association's Advocacy Department. For official rules, additional information, and to submit your video visit:  


About Know Diabetes by Heart™

Know Diabetes by Heart™ is a collaborative landmark initiative between the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), along with founding and national sponsors.  The Know Diabetes by Heart initiative seeks to comprehensively combat the national public health impact of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease by:

  • Raising awareness and understanding of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Positively empowering people to better manage their risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes.
  • Supporting health care providers in educating their patients living with type 2 diabetes on cardiovascular risk and increasing their patients’ engagement in prevention of cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes.




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