Welcome to Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas
Hispanics in the United States are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic white adults. That’s why Merck launched Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to help this at-risk population work with their doctor to get to 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.
Hispanic adults in the United States are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than non-Hispanic white adults. Nearly 13% 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 working with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal. They can also learn if they are at risk of low blood glucose and how to help reduce that risk. 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. Lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise and medicines (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.
So…are YOU at your A1C and blood glucose goals?
Find out by accepting Desafiando La Diabetes. Take the PLEDGE to work with your doctor to set and reach your A1C goal. Also learn if you are at risk of low blood glucose and how to help reduce that risk.
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.