By the way, doctor: Should I back off from getting my blood sugar down?

Published: June, 2008

Q. I read about the study suggesting that tight control of diabetes led to more deaths. My hemoglobin A1c level has been right around 7 to 7.5 for years. Should I back off? Or keep pushing for even lower glucose levels?

A. My take: keep pushing, and try to get under 7.0, but you and your doctor should use common sense as you do so.

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