Regardless of what the medical and pharmaceutical industries think about older diabetics, I firmly stand with Dr. Richard K. Bernstein in believing that older diabetic patients have just as much right to have normal blood sugar as younger patients.

Diabetes Advice for the Elderly: Relax
https://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/diabetes-advice-for-the-elderly-relax/

Diabetes linked to memory decline in older adults
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/08/29/diabetes-linked-to-memory-decline-in-older-adults.html>

Effect of Aging on A1C Levels in Individuals Without Diabetes
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2551641/

Older diabetics may be pushing blood sugar too low
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-elderly-diabetes-overtreatment-idUSKBN0KL21M20150112

Overtreatment of elderly diabetics
http://www.over65.thehastingscenter.org/overtreatment-of-elderly-diabetics/

Results: A1C Test
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/a1c-test/details/results/rsc-20167939

THE NORMAL A1C LEVEL
http://www.mendosa.com/blog/?p=366

Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the older patient
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-older-patient

Why Hemoglobin A1c Is Not a Reliable Marker
https://chriskresser.com/why-hemoglobin-a1c-is-not-a-reliable-marker/

Why Raise Your A1C?
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/why-raise-your-a1c/

Tighter blood glucose control through medication linked to higher death risk
Here’s the clincher (Italics are mine):
“The study, released this week, adds new knowledge by finding that tighter blood glucose control, or lower HbA1c levels, can raise the risk of death among people on intensive blood glucose-lowering therapy.
“However, the findings won’t apply to those achieving excellent HbA1c levels, and experiencing other health benefits, through positive lifestyle change which inevitably influences mortality risk. People following a low-carb lifestyle without hypo-causing medication, for example, should not be affected.”
http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2017/nov/tighter-blood-glucose-control-through-medication-linked-to-higher-death-risk-96381539.html


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