Welcome to Desafiando La Diabetes:
Logra Tus Metas
Hispanics in the United States are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. That’s why Merck launched Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to challenge this at-risk population to know their A1C number and to talk with their doctor about setting and obtaining blood sugar goals.
Hispanic adults in the United States are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than non-Hispanic white adults. Almost 12% of U.S. Hispanic adults are already diagnosed, and it is the fifth leading cause of death within the Hispanic community.
Our mission is to help raise awareness of the importance of Hispanics with type 2 diabetes knowing their A1C (average blood sugar level over the past two to three months) and working with their doctor to set and achieve blood sugar goals. People with type 2 diabetes can reduce their risk of serious complications by setting individual goals to manage the ABCs of diabetes—that’s A for A1C, also known as blood sugar, B for blood pressure and C for cholesterol. Lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise and medications (if prescribed by your doctor), all play key roles in helping you get to your goals, so work with your doctor to develop an individualized diabetes management plan that’s right for you.
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So… are YOU at your goals? Find out by joining Desafiando La Diabetes.
Take the PLEDGE to know your A1C and to get to your goals!
Know your A1C and set goals.
Develop a plan to reach your A1C goal.
Help a loved one reach their A1C goal.