See Family Practice News at frontlinemedcom.com, Sept. 15, 2016 issue, p. 1,13.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tight Blood Sugar Control for Diabetic Patients is Ineffective
All the guidelines for Diabetes from major physician organizations recommend that tight blood sugar control (a HBA1C less than 7) should be a major goal for diabetic patients. However, an article in the highly respected journal, Circulation, that analyzed all the scientific data concluded that tight glycemic control didn’t prevent 10 out of the 11 micro and macro complications of diabetes, including fatal heart attacks, strokes, retinopathy, kidney disease and all-cause mortality. The only complication prevented was nonfatal heart attacks. Perhaps side effects from medications are playing a role. We should try using such supplements as chromium, cinnamon, berberine, and BergaMet to achieve better control safely.