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Rapid lowering of blood sugar not linked to diabetes patients’ deaths
USA Today

Intensively lowering blood sugar levels is still the best treatment for most patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new analysis of a study released last year that suggested death rates were higher for some people who did just that. When scientists took a closer look at previous results of one of the largest ongoing diabetes studies, called ACCORD, to discover why death rates were higher among some type 2 patients who participated in the intensive blood glucose-lowering arm of the research, they found that aggressively lowering A1C levels was not to blame for the increased mortality rates.