Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

In the US alone, up to two-thirds of people with type 2 diabetes develop heart disease in their lifetime. A new study published at the conference found that a coordinated care approach improves care for people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Advocacy Action: What are the statistics in your country for type 2 diabetes and heart disease? Do you have a strategy and plan to reduce the demands a rise in numbers is likely to create for your health services? Can you raise this issue and put it on the agenda?