Join America’s Diabetes Challenge

America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals is a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association to urge people with type 2 diabetes to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal. The program also aims to help them learn if they are at risk of low blood glucose and how to help reduce that risk. Friends and caregivers are encouraged to challenge their loved ones to get to their A1C goal and to help support the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes, most of whom have type 2 diabetes.

People with type 2 diabetes can help reduce their risk of serious complications by setting individual goals to help manage the ABCs of diabetes—that’s A for A1C, also known as blood glucose, B for blood pressure and C for cholesterol.

So…are YOU at your A1C and blood glucose goals?

Find out by accepting America’s Diabetes Challenge. Take the PLEDGE to work with your doctor to set and reach your goal. Also learn if you are at risk of low blood glucose and how to help reduce that risk.

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  • MAKE THE COMMITMENT TO
    Know your ABCs.
    Know your A1C and set your goal.
    Develop a plan to reach your A1C goal.
    Learn if you are at risk of low blood glucose. 
  • “I’ve seen first-hand how diabetes impacts Americans from all walks of life. It’s affected my family, friends, and fans.”

    Join Tim McGraw and take
    America’s Diabetes Challenge

    Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and most have type 2 diabetes. While touring the country, I’ve seen how type 2 diabetes impacts people from all walks of life. It’s also affected my family, and friends. That’s why I’m proud to be teaming up with Merck and the American Diabetes Association on America’s Diabetes Challenge to speak out about how important it is for those living with type 2 diabetes to work with their doctor to get their blood sugar under control.

    I’ve learned that about one-third of adults living with diabetes are not at their A1C goal. Together, let’s change that statistic.

    If you’re like me, and know someone living with type 2 diabetes, challenge them to get to their A1C goal. If you have type 2 diabetes, take the challenge. Work with your doctor to come up with a diabetes management plan that’s right for you, including diet, exercise and medicine (if prescribed) to help reach your A1C goal. Also learn if you are at risk of low blood sugar and how to help reduce that risk.

    Accept America’s Diabetes Challenge with me to spread awareness of type 2 diabetes and join the challenge.

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