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

Diabetes linked to memory decline in older adults>

Effect of Aging on A1C Levels in Individuals Without Diabetes

Older diabetics may be pushing blood sugar too low

Overtreatment of elderly diabetics

Results: A1C Test


Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the older patient

Why Hemoglobin A1c Is Not a Reliable Marker

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.”