This was the subject of the accord trials that failed. It is my suggestion, so far that it is not safe.
I believe there is a cover up by The American Diabetes Association. Achieving an A1c of under six with the use of drugs and insulin and no diet instructions, resulted in excessive deaths from low blood sugar and heart disease. The diet is crucial and it was totally missing. Now the ADA has set a new standard for A1c of 7. Below 6 is normal for a non diabetic. The ADA still insists diabetics can eat what everyone else eats. They recommend no diet but watch carbohydrate intake. I suspect that the reason they set the A1c at 7 is because it can be more easily achieved with less of their killer drugs. With lifestyle, and very low carbohydrate intake, an A1c of 7 can be safe, It has worked for me for over 20 years. But I take no drugs and have not for years. If I get new information, I will alter this stance to fit new facts. Question everything!
Next Discussion: High B/G Reading »