Learn About the Film: A Touch of Sugar


More than 30 million Americans have diabetes – that’s about 1 in 10 adults – and 90 to 95% of them have type 2 diabetes. If you don’t have diabetes, you probably know someone who does, and that’s why every voice matters. We encourage you to watch A Touch of Sugar to understand why type 2 diabetes is an urgent public health issue, so that we can make a real impact in supporting, treating and advocating for those living with type 2 diabetes – one patient and one community at a time.

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America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals is a program from Merck that urges people with type 2 diabetes to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal (A1C is the average blood glucose, or blood sugar, over the past 2-3 months). The program also encourages people to learn the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar, known as hypoglycemia.

If you or a loved one are affected by type 2 diabetes, join the challenge by sharing your story here. Whether you decide to cook a new healthy recipe or take the stairs instead of the elevator, every voice counts and you never know how your experience may help others impacted by the disease.