Aggressive blood sugar control harmful to elderly?

A study of 1288 over-65-year-olds with diabetes found that a “substantial proportion” may be being overtreated and reaching blood glucose levels that may offer little benefit and result in potentially lethal outcomes like hypoglycaemia. 

Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine found that almost two-thirds of the patients with “complex” or “very complex” medical issues were achieving “tight” blood glucose control with an HbA1c of less than 7%. 

“These vulnerable adults are unlikely to experience the benefits of intensive

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