Type 2 diabetes: ‘Intensive’ versus ‘conventional’ blood glucose control — No clear picture

More ScienceDaily: Diabetes News Aug 1, 2011, 10:58 pm

A new analysis has found that the risk of death and cardiovascular disease, such as stroke, remains unchanged whether glucose control is intense or conventional. Researchers did find, however, that when aiming to keep blood glucose levels at the lower intensive level, the chance of damaging small blood vessels in the body, potentially leading to damage in the eyes and kidneys, is reduced. But aiming for this lower level with the more intensive glucose control substantially increased the risk that a person’s blood glucose could drop too low, potentially resulting in loss of consciousness or even death if untreated. … Read the Rest

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  • Description: A new analysis has found that the risk of death and cardiovascular disease, such as stroke, remains unchanged whether glucose control is intense or conventional. Researchers did find, however, that when aiming to keep blood glucose levels at the lower intensive level, the chance of damaging small blood vessels in the body, potentially leading to damage in the eyes and kidneys, is reduced. But aiming for this lower level with the more intensive glucose control substantially increased the risk that a person’s blood glucose could drop too low, potentially resulting in loss of consciousness or even death if untreated.