America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals is a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association 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.
Thousands of people across the country shared through the program that type 2 diabetes management isn’t always easy, and four common challenges were identified – eating healthy, exercising, sticking to a treatment plan and coping with the disease.
Now, America’s Diabetes Challenge is offering tips to help people with type 2 diabetes and their loved ones tackle these challenges head on.
Take the next step to check out the tips and put them into action! Whether you decide to cook a new healthy recipe or take the stairs instead of the elevator, share a picture, story or video on www.AmericasDiabetesChallenge.com so we can see your progress.