Heart & Vascular

Diabetes Care

For Your Sweetheart

St. Luke’s and Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly: Working Together to Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious problem facing our community. A recent report estimated that 48.3 percent of men and 51.7 percent of women of working age (18-64) in the Lehigh Valley have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. And the problem is getting worse. The percentage of Lehigh Valley adults diagnosed with diabetes increased 2 percent in only two years, according to the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition’s 2017 Diabetes Report.

Committed to reversing this trend, St. Luke’s University Health Network, is partnering with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) and Eli Lilly and Company to raise awareness of the critical link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The campaign, For Your SweetHeart, also encourages people with type 2 diabetes to know their heart disease risk and speak to their health care provider, for the sake of their health and the people they cherish the most.

Learn What You Can Do Now

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To learn more about what you can do if you suspect you or a loved one has diabetes, fill out the form, contact 484-626-5271 toll free from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday* or contact us via e-mail anytime at Info.Link@sluhn.org.

Our friendly staff will be happy to help you determine your next steps.