Get With The Guidelines
Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) is the premier hospital-based quality improvement program for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. It empowers healthcare provider teams to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines.
Make The Link
Through the American Diabetes Association initiative, "Make the Link! Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke," they are urging health care providers to talk to their patients about the link between diabetes, heart disease and stroke. A recent Make the Link! survey shows that 68% of people with diabetes do not consider cardiovascular disease to be a serious complication of diabetes. Furthermore, 60% of people with diabetes surveyed do not feel at risk for either high blood pressure or cholesterol problems.