Studies: stick to current blood sugar guidelines

June 6, 2008 3:08:15 PM PDT
Moving to a more aggressive treatment for diabetes apparently doesn't prevent heart problems or death.According to two major studies, doctors should keep patients on standard blood sugar targets.

One study did find however that those people with the lowest blood sugar levels had reduced risk of kidney disease.

The other study found increased heart risk and a higher death rate with aggressive blood sugar lowering.

For now, most physicians are being advised to stick with current blood sugar guidelines.

These studies were presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting in San Francisco.


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