Navigation Links
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Put Some Diabetics at Risk
Date:3/3/2011

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive blood sugar control doesn't benefit people with both type 2 diabetes and heart disease -- and it may harm them, researchers say.

Trying to maintain the blood sugar levels typical of people without diabetes can increase the risk of death for people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease by 19 percent, according to the latest analysis from the long-running ACCORD study.

"This study reports that at least over the five-year period of time, although there continued to be a reduction in the rate of [heart attack], a significant increase in mortality still exists," said the study's lead author, Dr. Hertzel C. Gerstein, the Population Research Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

ACCORD stands for Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes. This study was designed to assess whether intensive blood sugar interventions to bring A1C levels to under 6 percent would benefit people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease. A1C is a long-term measure of blood sugar control, and the A1C level provides about two to three months of average blood sugar levels. A level of under 6 percent, which is considered normal or non-diabetic, can be difficult for someone with diabetes to achieve.

The people recruited for the ACCORD study were between 40 and 79 years old, and their A1C levels were above 7.5 percent at the start of the study. Study volunteers were randomly assigned to either intensive blood sugar control or to a standard diabetes program striving for levels of 7 percent to 7.9 percent.

The study began in 2001 and was halted in February 2008 when researchers realized that people in the intensive treatment group had an increased risk of dying. By then, the intensive treatment group had received 3.7 years of treatment aimed at lowering their A1C levels to below 6 percent. Ac
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Protein clamps tight to telomeres to help prevent aging ... and support cancer
2. Protein clamps tight to telomeres to help prevent aging...and support cancer
3. Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesnt Help All Diabetics: Study
4. Tight Blood Sugar Control in Older Diabetics May Not Reduce Heart Risk
5. Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Harm Diabetics
6. FDA Tightens Oversight of Home Medical Devices
7. IBM Enterprise CloneDR Helps Enterprises Transform Bloated COBOL into Clean, Tight, and Maintainable Code
8. FDA Tightens Controls on Anemia Drugs
9. Napping May Help Keep Blood Pressure in Check
10. Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Heart Patients Without Hypertension
11. Dramatic Drop in Blood Infections Among ICU Patients: CDC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Put Some Diabetics at Risk
(Date:1/22/2015)... LunaDress, with its top dressmaking technologies, has ... the business is showing its latest designs of wedding dresses ... to the company’s CEO, all the fresh new products are ... discounts, up to 80% off. All the clothes from LunaDress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive family resort ... as the number one best large hotel for families in ... for their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. , TripAdvisor represents ... is home to millions of unbiased and honest traveler reviews. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AZ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Padre Murphy's ... long supporter of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). ... Padre Murphy's in getting everyone, including NFL greats, treated for ... of the leading groups supporting the cause in the valley. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The Incredible ... Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski to increase lean muscle by up to ... has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an ... that it is a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that allows ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Blue Cross and Blue ... who exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” ... people to share their stories about how they or someone ... inspired others by living in the moment. By telling these ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LunaDress Shows The Latest Styles Of Wedding Dresses In 2015 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2
... UTC Power, a United,Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ) ... California,s Napa Valley with its new, next-generation,fuel cell, the ... in the summer of 2009., St. Helena Hospital ... Health, a not-for-profit health care system operating in,California, Hawaii, ...
... /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The first batch of imported food,( ... in,preparation for the Olympic Games has arrived. The ... port in Shanghai on June 18. To ensure ... and Quarantine Bureau,took great care in their preparations ...
... chronic back pain. This was the result of ... Zimmermann-Stenzel and her colleagues and published in the ... (Dtsch Arztebl Int, 2008; 105[24]: 441-8). , ... Institute interviewed more than 8000 private persons in ...
... had higher cholesterol, blood fats into adulthood, British study ... an unhealthy diet during pregnancy may raise your child,s ... sugar levels, British researchers report. , In tests on ... of females a diet of processed junk food such ...
... marketing promotional products company, is tapped in to a network of ... , ... Lewiston, ME (PRWEB) July 1, 2008 -- ... its Web site, Crestline Custom Imprinted Products, a direct marketing ...
... ARLINGTON, Va., July 1 The following is a,statement ... is grateful that Congress has taken the authority and ... Management,(TCM) rules, as well as four other controversial rules ... appropriations bill. By doing,so, Congress has a made a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:St. Helena's Hospital Orders New Model 400kW Fuel Cell From UTC Power 2Health News:China Improves Safety Management on Imported Foods in Preparation for Olympic Games 2Health News:Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby 2Health News:Crestline Has Access to Hundreds of Thousands of Items 2Health News:Statement by Christine James-Brown, President and CEO, Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Re: Moratorium on Medicaid Regulations 2
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBO )("NW Bio"), a ... and inoperable solid tumor cancers, announced today that CEO ... Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum in Washington D.C. ... place on January 26 at 10:30 a.m. EST at the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more ... prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, ... Weekly Report (MMWR). Opioids are typically prescribed ... They are also found in some prescription cough medications. The ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... NEW YORK , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer ... the board of directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or ... the board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. ... published on an investing website reporting that Advaxis had ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 2NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 3Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2
... , , , , , , ... SMA ), a leading independent provider of products to ... today a restructuring that includes a facility consolidation and other ... cost savings. The restructuring is designed to position the Company ...
... , ATLANTA, Dec. ... lesions too close to critical anatomy and those with multiple ... a new "frameless" device for use with Leksell Gamma ... of Virginia Health System (UVA) clinicians to non-invasively fix or ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Symmetry Medical Announces Restructuring 2Symmetry Medical Announces Restructuring 3Symmetry Medical Announces Restructuring 4University of Virginia Acquires New Elekta Technology to Expand Patient Groups That Could Benefit From Gamma Knife Surgery 2University of Virginia Acquires New Elekta Technology to Expand Patient Groups That Could Benefit From Gamma Knife Surgery 3
Soft Non-Latex, Adjustable Flange Nasopharyngeal Airway. Pediatric sizes available. Non-Latex Mediprene material with soft elastic finish. Adjustable flange for a better fit and increased patient com...
Soft Guedel Oral Airways...
All oral and nasal airways are manufactured with smooth, rounded edges for increased patient comfort and safety., ,Portex® offers a broad selection of airways for a variety of clinical applicati...
... Rapid intubation of difficult airways., ... time and accuracy are critical. Now you ... effective ventilation with the Combitube®: Esophageal/Tracheal double-Lumen ... the Combitube airway is designed to establish ...
Medicine Products: