Strict Blood Sugar Control May Pose Less Risk Than Originally Thought
In the midst of a 2008 blood sugar study called Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD), researchers pulled the plug when the number of deaths increased for a group of subjects. These type 2 diabetics received intensive treatment to attain near-normal blood sugar
Dr. Matthew Riddle, who authored the study, told HealthDay that the cause of death is still unclear. However, it is now known that the group of subjects who were able to bring down their A1C (a test used to monitor your blood sugar control) levels did not experience more deaths, while those who failed to lower these levels did have an increased mortality rate.
While the recommended A1C level for