Diabetes

About Diabetes

Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, is a condition that causes blood sugar to rise. A fasting blood glucose (sugar) level of 126 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher is dangerous.

couple embracing

Know Diabetes by Heart

Living with type 2 diabetes puts you at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Knowing what steps to take may reduce your risk.

Get support. Or offer it. Make a connection. For life.

Facing heart disease or stroke or caring for someone who is? Get encouragement and offer guidance during challenging times. Visit our Support Network.

group of senior friends
laughing friend

Let's Be Well Healthy Heart Box

The Let's Be Well Healthy Heart Box will provide you practical and simple tools – like health tips and a journal, an eye mask, walking weights, and a cookbook to manage your heart health – delivered directly to your doorstep.

I will not have a stroke.

Discover how managing your blood pressure may help you prevent stroke.

Man taking blood pressure