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Cardio-metabolic disorders

We have a long history of making an impact in cardio-metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

More than 60 years ago, we introduced our first cardiovascular therapy – and our scientific efforts to deeply understand cardio-metabolic disorders have continued

Cardio-metabolic disorders include cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. These represent some of the most serious health challenges of the 21st century.

Advancements in cardio-metabolic research can make an impactful difference for patients, and there is still much more work to be done. We strive for scientific excellence and innovation in all stages of research, from discovery through approval and afterwards.

The impact of cardio-metabolic disorders

An estimated
17.9M

people worldwide die of cardiovascular disease each year

Approximately
463M

adults worldwide have diabetes

Type 2 diabetes accounts for
~90%

of all diabetes worldwide

Cardiovascular disease

We continue to build on our history of innovative therapies in cardiovascular disease to help increase our understanding and help patients around the world.

We work with experts throughout the cardiovascular community to advance research that can help improve the lives of patients with cardiovascular risk.

Diabetes

We are proud to be part of the research team that is committed to bringing forward scientific excellence and innovation to help people with type 2 diabetes.

Programs that can make a difference

America's Diabetes Challenge

We are highlighting the impact of type 2 diabetes and the social conditions and factors that can play an important role in disease management.

Visit America's Diabetes Challenge

Bridging the Gap

To help address the growing challenge of diabetes, our company's Foundation established Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care. This initiative aims to improve access to high-quality diabetes care and reduce disparities in health outcomes among vulnerable and underserved populations with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. 

Learn about Bridging the Gap

There are so many aspects of cardio-metabolic disorders

Sharing our stories is a privilege. Let’s keep inspiring each other until these health challenges are in the past.

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Our commitment to patients is unwavering

As long as there are still patients in hospitals, doctors desperate to add years to the lives of their patients, and a world where treatments aren’t accessible to all, we will be here, fighting with all we have to deliver more, sooner.