Every type 2 diabetic hears from first diagnosis how vitally important it is to keep those blood glucose levels under control i.e. Glycemic Control. Typically, this admonition is followed by a litany of awful complications that can ensue if you don't keep tight glycemic control.
This HND piece takes a look at the so-called evidence behind this meme. Would you be surprised to discover that it is limited and shoddy at best, and if anything, the literature does NOT support tight glycemic control in type 2's.
It would appear that the most dire consequence of backing away from tight glycemic control in type 2's is that sales of insulin, testing supplies, and oral hypoglycemics might plummet. People could look to switching to a high fat/low carb diet, putting the stake through the heart of yet another health care meme.
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