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A1 c blood sugar levels may have to be much lower than previously thought for health

Saturday, November 23, 2013

This is an abstract from the November 2012 journal of neurology:

It suggests that what we have considered to be normal levels of blood sugar may not be healthy at all.

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DOVESEYES 11/23/2013 11:15PM

    I'm a skeptic

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GRANDMABABA 11/23/2013 8:06PM

    Interesting, but I agree with the skeptics. I've been led down a few too many garden paths.

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HOUNDLOVER1 11/23/2013 6:45PM

    My take on it is this:
If drugs were the only way to solve blood sugar problems I would be suspicious, too. But they are not. A diet that is low in carbohydrates will do the same thing.
Erin, this is the study that Dr. Perlmutter used in the video that you blogged about.
I know that there is a lot more studies on this topic and will try to link some more soon.
But I agree with all the comments, it's a good idea to be a little suspicious and cross-reference the facts.

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ERIN1957 11/23/2013 2:28PM

    I so agree with the others, sorry but my trust for these folks is pretty nonexistent.
Great way to get us talking LOL

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GARDENQE2 11/23/2013 2:22PM

    I'm a little skeptical too.
Sometimes I feel that medical testing by people in the AMA is sort of like letting the fox guard the hen house!

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LINDIEMAE 11/23/2013 2:00PM

    The makers of the bone density test machine and the so called numbers for osteoporosis are the same makers of fosamax - we all know what the poison does. So I am very leary when I read anything that comes out of the medical journals especially with the American Medical Association and other like organizations are in bed with bigger business ... turns out that The Fugitive was not so far fetched after all, was it ?? It is really hard to get back to what we should have been when our life styles and eating habits and the such have evolved to what it is, what exactly is normal? I don't think we will ever know .... IMHO emoticon

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MADEIT3 11/23/2013 1:25PM

    The same can be said for cholesterol. My concern about all this is that as drug manufacturers come up with new, more effective drugs for chronic disease, the normal range is lowered. That was certainly true for cholesterol.

It's always a balance between the benefit of treatment and the adverse effects of treatment.

Thanks for posting. Gives folks with diabetes something to think about!

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