Thursday, February 7, 2008

The cake or death challenge

A new study indicates that aggressive lowering of blood sugars among older type 2 diabetics (trying to maintain an AIC around 6) may actually increase the risk of heart attack.

Apparently, the choice posed some years ago by Eddie Izzard
was prescient.

In all seriousness, its been a tough year for diabetics with the news that the drug Avandia, which is used to decrease insulin resistance, may also increase the risk of a heart attack.