AHA Philadelphia volunteer and heart surgeon talks type 2 diabetes and heart disease with local radio personality

Dr. Deon Vigilance, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Mercy Health System and president-elect of the American Heart Association Southeastern Pennsylvania board of directors, spoke with Lady B of Classix Philly 107.9 FM about the link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease and stroke. In 2018, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association launched a campaign to educate communities across the U.S. about the prevention, management and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

The pair also talked about a new, exciting text program launched by Know Diabetes by Heart. If you or someone you love is living with type 2 diabetes, text the word HOLIDAY to 22639 for tips from Know Diabetes by Heart to stay motivated and keep your health game strong through the rest of the year.

Subscribers will get useful information, be entered to win a prize, and even hear from Know Diabetes by Heart Ambassador Angela Bassett!


Listen to Dr. Vigilance’s interview with Lady B below: