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Country music superstar Tim McGraw speaks on cause close to his heart

Tim McGraw, who is gearing up for his latest tour, has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 36 #1 singles. He’s won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. His iconic career achievements includes being named the BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres.

Now Tim is rallying Americans for a cause that is close to his heart…type 2 Diabetes.  The popular artist is passionate about a disease that has impacted so many of his friends, family, and fans. Tim has seen the impact of type 2 diabetes first-hand; he’s lost loved ones to the disease, has loved ones living with the disease and has toured the country, interacting with millions of Americans who have been touched by type 2 diabetes.

It is a very manageable thing to live with and you have to take control of your health.”  Tim McGraw

That’s why he is rallying Americans to challenge their loved ones with type 2 diabetes to pledge to work with their doctor to set their individual A1C goal and maintain it – a challenge Tim has seen his close family and friends struggle with. He has now teamed up with the American Diabetes Association and Merck on America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals to draw attention to type 2 diabetes and how critical it is for those with the condition to get their blood sugar under control and learn how to reduce the risk of low blood glucose.

Type 2 diabetes is a significant health concern in this country. Did you know:

• Nearly 30 million Americans diabetes – most have type 2 diabetes

• More than one third of adults with diabetes are not at their A1C (average blood glucose over the past two to three months) goal, which over time can lead to serious health problems

• Low blood glucose, known as hypoglycemia, can be caused by skipping meals, exercising excessively, and even certain diabetes medicines. If left untreated, hypoglycemia may lead to a seizure or loss of consciousness

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And look for Tim McGraw at the moview…he has a starring role in Disney’s Tomorrowland in theaters May 22.