Navigation Links
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risk of Death
Date:1/26/2010

Guidelines should be revised to include a low limit for glucose levels, researchers say

TUESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Very tight blood sugar control may raise the risk of premature death in people with type 2 diabetes, with the risk even higher among patients taking insulin, a new study reveals.

The study authors, from Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales, suggest revising diabetes guidelines to include a low threshold for blood sugar levels in addition to the well-known upper thresholds.

But other experts familiar with the study said the issue is still up for debate and that diabetics should by no means abandon their efforts to lower blood sugar whether it be through medication, insulin or lifestyle changes, but should avoid efforts to go too low if possible.

"The first thing you want to avoid almost no matter what is low blood sugar. If you're driving and you have hypoglycemia, you can get in a car wreck," said Dr. Daniel Bessesen, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Denver and chief of endocrinology at Denver Health Medical Center. "[But] this doesn't completely change the ballgame." And few people actually achieve the really low levels that seemed to cause problems in this study, he added.

It has been widely believed for years that keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible will minimize both microvascular complications (affecting the eyes, kidneys and limbs) and macrovascular complications, such as heart attack and stroke.

And the mantra for blood sugar for all this time was "go lower."

But the new findings, published online Jan. 27 in The Lancet and funded by Eli Lilly and Co., are not the first to suggest a downside to lower glucose levels.

Two earlier studies found that, when taken too far, efforts to lower glucose levels might not help and could even kill people with type 2 diabetes.

The Card
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Acupuncturists Relocation Tightens Relationship With Fertility Clinic
2. Prominent Farmington Plastic Surgeon Uses Two New Non-Surgical Procedures to Tighten Skin and Remove Fat
3. Tighter tummies: A new way to combat weight gain
4. Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms
5. New approach to cancer: Find most tightly controlled genes
6. USCIS Tightens Vaccination Requirements
7. No Need to Forego Nutrition in Tight Economic Times
8. Accent Dual Mode Skin Tightening Laser is Latest Offering from Juva Skin Center
9. Healthy Eating and Good Nutrition Go Hand-in-Hand in Tight Economic Times
10. A better mesh: Researchers tighten bodys protective coating
11. Health and Wellness Programs in a Tight Economy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2015)... Colorado spine surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, ... popular spine education website NECKANDBACK.COM and his ... Media. This website has been redesigned to help patients ... spine, causes of neck and back pain, and conditions ... and personally answers questions in the neck and back ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... The buyer power score for ... indicating a medium level of buyer power in the ... equal power during negotiations. One factor helping buyer power ... health insurance policy from an insurance carrier (such as ... choose to self-fund their own policy or forgo insurance ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... It’s not all about the law at the Law ... litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer that has also served ... also about giving back to the community. This is ... Research Center Innovator’s Network. , “I believe there is a ... can and do good community-focused work in their communities,” said ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... SeniorCare.com has published the Misconception ... problem Americans have regarding aging and long-term care needs. ... services as they age, 63% of Americans do NOT ... the report, Carol Marak of SeniorCare.com interviewed 44 senior ... Care Association and The Scan Foundation. The experts discuss ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... Dead or damaged trees can quickly turn into ... cases, tree removal by a skilled team is recommended as ... , In their latest article , Precision Tree ... property owners today. Each method requires skill and expertise that ... , The article states that, “Tree removal is not “one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Colorado Spine Surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, DC Launches Updated Version of NECKANDBACK.COM and Popular Back Pain Forum ASKSPINEDOC.COM 2Health News:Colorado Spine Surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, DC Launches Updated Version of NECKANDBACK.COM and Popular Back Pain Forum ASKSPINEDOC.COM 3Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 2Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 3Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 4Health News:Seattle Attorney Paul Schneiderman Helping to Combat Cancer 2Health News:SeniorCare.com Report: America Has a Major Misconception on Aging 2Health News:Tree Removal Methods and Services Discussed in Recent Article by Precision Tree Services 2
... Jan. 28 Prime Companies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PCIR) ... that will allow it to spin off its wholly ... 2007, to a San Diego firm which, once it ... 15 percent of the new company.The agreement with TransPacific ...
... Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive," by ... Health Book of the Year by Allbooks Review Editor,s Choice Awards ... ... 2009 -- "Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your ...
... of Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc the largest healthcare consultant in ... her expertise in management, governance, finance, operations and medical staff. ... ... The nation,s leading healthcare consulting firm, Health Strategies & ...
... A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges common assumptions ... some people, surprisingly high levels remain in the body even ... suggests that BPA exposure may come from non-food sources, or ... journal Environmental Health Perspectives published the research online ...
... Jan. 27 Minnesotans with chronic,conditions and disabilities ... under the proposed budget of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ... Center. , "As a ... thousands of Minnesotans following an illness, surgery or ...
... officials say company distributed ,adulterated, peanut butter products in ... -- The Georgia facility that produced the peanut butter ... in the past distributed questionable peanut butter product, U.S. ... 2008, Peanut Corporation of America, which owns the now-closed ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Prime Companies Reaches Agreement to Spin Off Subsidiary; Shareholders Gain 15 Percent Stake in New Telecommunications Company 2Health News:"Critical Conditions" Wins Best Health Book of the Year Awards 2Health News:New Employee of the Nations Largest Healthcare Consulting Firm 2Health News:Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical 2Health News:Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical 3Health News:Courage Center Experts Disagree With Gov. Pawlenty's Proposed Budget Cuts 2Health News:Courage Center Experts Disagree With Gov. Pawlenty's Proposed Budget Cuts 3Health News:Salmonella Outbreak Plant Shipped Dubious Product Before: U.S. Health Officials 2Health News:Salmonella Outbreak Plant Shipped Dubious Product Before: U.S. Health Officials 3
(Date:4/28/2015)... April 28, 2015 Anteo Technologies is ... new tools developed with their patented Mix&Go™ Activation ... methods, helping to improve medical devices and in-vitro ... Increasingly complex multifactorial diagnosis of cancer and ... It is restricted to measure only a ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... TEL AVIV, Israel , April 28, 2015 ... Energy is in its sixth funding cycle for U.S.- ... Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. To be considered, ... or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one ... ). The proposal should have significant commercial potential and the ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... 28, 2015 We are living a connected life ... the world and very soon we will be able to ... The connected life market has been valued by Frost & ... prepared to drive and manage this change to stay ahead ... Highlights of the congress include a groundbreaking keynote ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Faster Detection of Disease: Anteo is Transforming The Way Scientists Work with Luminex(R) xMAP(R) 2Faster Detection of Disease: Anteo is Transforming The Way Scientists Work with Luminex(R) xMAP(R) 3Opportunities for Funding U.S.-Israel Cooperation for Renewable Energy and Efficiency 2Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2015 Unveils the $700 Billion Connected Life Market 2Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2015 Unveils the $700 Billion Connected Life Market 3
... most comprehensive family of lightweight standard ... incision, Glaucoma filtration, and Vitreoretinal uses. ... with minimal tissue trauma and minimal ... are available in 18, 20, and ...
... offers the most comprehensive family of ... for Cataract incision, Glaucoma filtration, and ... is achieved with minimal tissue trauma ... eraser styles are available in 18, ...
... most comprehensive family of lightweight standard ... incision, Glaucoma filtration, and Vitreoretinal uses. ... with minimal tissue trauma and minimal ... are available in 18, 20, and ...
... Medtronic Ophthalmics offers the most ... specialty Eraser Instruments for Cataract incision, ... and discrete coagulation is achieved with ... cellular necrosis. Straight eraser styles are ...
Medicine Products: