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. It’s time to reinforce type 2 diabetes as an urgent public health issue and make a real impact – one patient and one community at a time.


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 over the past 2-3 months). The program also encourages people to learn the signs and symptoms of low blood glucose, known as hypoglycemia.