I ran across this story on the ADA website. It is about a study that showed type 2's that underwent intensive therapy to reach an A1C below 6% were more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke.
Here's a quote from the article: " Researchers saw patients in the intensive-management group frequently. After four years, the people in that group reduced sugar values to about 6.4%. People assigned to the usual-care group didn't get checked as much, but they still got sugars down to an average of 7.5%
Then the 10-member panel discovered the fatal flaw in the study: They found that 257 people in the intensive-care group had died, compared with 203 people getting the standard treatment. "
Basically, they say they have no idea why. And my question is, if you have no idea why, why are you publishing a study that could lead thousands or millions of people to overreact and stop trying to treat their diabetes. It seems crazy to me.
What do you think?
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