Controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes: How low to go, from Harvard Men's Health Watch

Published: January, 2011

New studies are prompting doctors to re-examine a fundamental treatment question: what level of blood sugar is best? The debate has focused on the level at which people with type 2 diabetes should try to maintain their blood sugar. Randomized trials haven't completely answered the question, reports the January 2011 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch,

but they offer some direction. Here's what some recent major studies found:

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