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About the Campaign

For Your SweetHeart™: Where diabetes and heart disease meet is a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the critical link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease and to encourage people with type 2 diabetes to know their heart disease risk and speak to their healthcare provider, for the sake of their health and the people they cherish the most.

For Your SweetHeart was developed and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company. Elements of the campaign including the Heart You Quiz were reviewed and validated by a steering committee of leading cardiologists and endocrinologists. Recognizing the importance of reducing the risk of heart disease among people with diabetes, ten leading patient and professional organizations have joined the For Your SweetHeart movement.

Powerful Voices Urge People With Type 2 Diabetes to Know Their Risk for Heart Disease

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett is an award-winning actress who has been affected by type 2 diabetes both due to her mother who had the disease, and her uncle who now has it. She knows how important it is to be a health and wellness motivator for the people in her family who cherish her just as she cherishes them.

Dr. Travis Stork

Dr. Travis Stork has a lot of roles to play. He's a physician and a television personality, but he’s also the grandson of someone who had type 2 diabetes. That's why he wants to help spread the word about the risk of cardiovascular disease among people who have type 2 diabetes.

Participating Medical Experts

Karol E. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., FACC

Karol E. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., FACC

professor of medicine/cardiology, co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, director, UCLA Barbara Streisand Women's Heart Health Program

Ty J. Gluckman, M.D., FACC, FAHA

Ty J. Gluckman, M.D., FACC, FAHA

medical director, Clinical Transformation, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, Portland, Oregon

Matthew Budoff, M.D.

Matthew Budoff, M.D.

professor of medicine, UCLA, Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology, program director, Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Jennifer Green, M.D.

Jennifer Green, M.D.

endocrinologist and associate professor of Medicine, Duke University Division of Endocrinology and Duke Clinical Research Institute

Leigh Perreault, M.D.

Leigh Perreault, M.D.

associate professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Affiliate Center for Global Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, associate professor of epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health

Anne Peters, M.D.

Anne Peters, M.D.

director, USC Clinical Diabetes Program, professor, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Seth J. Baum, M.D., FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC

Seth J. Baum, M.D., FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC

president and chief medical officer, American Society for Preventive Cardiology

Stephen A. Brunton, M.D.

Stephen A. Brunton, M.D.

executive director, Primary Care Metabolic Group