America's Diabetes Challenge is a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association that encourages people with type 2 diabetes to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal (A1C is the average blood glucose level over the past 2 to 3 months). As part of the program, people can also learn if they're at risk of low blood glucose, known as hypoglycemia, and how to help reduce that risk.
Your voice matters to us, so last year, America's Diabetes Challenge asked people to share their experiences living with type 2 diabetes or supporting someone who has it. After hearing from people from across the country, it was clear that diabetes management isn't always easy. Setting an A1C goal was challenging for some people, while for others, changing eating habits and remembering to take their medicine were the most difficult aspects.
After listening to your stories, we identified common challenges of type 2 diabetes management like 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 the disease and their loved ones tackle these challenges head on.
Are you ready to take the next step? Visit AmericasDiabetesChallenge.com to access our tips and start putting them into action! Whether you decide to cook a new healthy recipe or try out an exercise class with a friend, make sure to share a picture, story or video so we can see your progress. Remember to always work with your doctor before making changes to your individualized diabetes management plan.