Christian actress Angela Bassett has joined For Your SweetHeart: a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the critical link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Bassett is spreading this important message in remembrance of her mom, who had type 2 diabetes and died of heart disease.
“Losing my mom was a wake-up call to start talking about the risk of heart disease with my family members who also have type 2 diabetes, like my uncle Ralph,” said Bassett. “A lot of people don’t know that if you have type 2 diabetes you are at an increased risk for heart disease. For my mom, this knowledge came too late, and that’s why I joined For Your SweetHeart.”