The generally accepted medical opinion for decades has been that diabetes patients should lower their blood sugar in order to reduce the risk of death from heart disease. However, a recent extensive federal study has been cut short after the middle-aged and older participants had a higher risk of death after lowering their blood sugar. For people with diabetes, lowering blood sugar can have benefits such as protecting against kidney disease, blindness and amputations. The increased risk of death exposed in the study has been alarming in the medical community. Doctors have frantically began searching for an explanation.
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