America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals is a program from Merck, the American Diabetes Association and iHeart Media to raise awareness among people with type 2 diabetes about the importance of working with their doctors to set and reach their A1C goals. The program also aims to help them learn if they are at risk of low blood glucose and how to help reduce that risk.
A1C is a test that shows what your average blood glucose has been over the past two to three months.
Living with diabetes and getting to an A1C goal isn't easy, but it's possible. As a way to further support the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes, America's Diabetes Challenge is asking people to share their experiences living with the disease or supporting someone who has it. Maybe you're having difficulty reaching your A1C goal, eating healthy foods or visiting your doctor regularly. Or, maybe you're proud that you reached your A1C goal through sticking to your individualized diabetes management plan.
America's Diabetes Challenge also offers many resources, including tips to help people with type 2 diabetes work with their doctors to reach their goals, diabetes-friendly recipes and questions they can ask their doctors about blood glucose control. People with type 2 diabetes can share their stories and access these resources by visiting www.AmericasDiabetesChallenge.com.