Dr Mc Dougall on type 2 diabetes

A small excerpt on treatment of  type 2 diabetes by Dr Mc Dougall




Diabetic Treatments Fail to Help Eyes and Kidneys

Effect of intensive treatment of hyperglycaemia on microvascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes: an analysis of the ACCORD randomised trial by Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, published in the August 7, 2010 issue of the Lancet reported, “We recorded no significant effect of intensive glycaemia therapy on the two prespecified composite microvascular outcomes—1) advanced renal or eye complications, or 2) these two outcomes or peripheral neuropathy.”1

The ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) study was a randomized trial done in 77 clinical sites in North America. People with type-2 diabetes, high HbA(1c) concentrations (>7.5%), and cardiovascular disease were randomly assigned to intensive (target haemoglobin A(1c) of <6.0%) or standard (7.0-7.9%) glycaemic therapy. On February 6, 2008 the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) stopped the ACCORD study when results showed that intensive treatment of diabetics increased their risk of dying compared to those patients treated less aggressively. However, research, such as the study discussed here, continues to be published on outcomes of these 10,251 participants with type-2 diabetes

Comment: All six major studies published over the past 14 years show that attempts by physicians to make the patients’ blood sugars and hemoglobin A(1c) levels look more “normal” with medications harm the patients. Patients in the intensive treatment groups oftentimes are taking four shots of insulin and three pills daily, and checking their blood-sugar levels four times a day—their entire lives are focused on this diseaase. Compared to people treated less aggressively, they have a greater risk of death, heart attacks, and hypoglycemia reactions, as well as gaining about twice as much body weight. Based on these consistent results, what excuses do doctors use to justify treating their patients aggressively?


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