Study: Diabetes meds may harm some older patients

January 12, 2015

Study: Diabetes meds may harm some older patients

The Columbian

MILWAUKEE — Many older people with diabetes who have other health problems have been kept on intensive and potentially harmful blood sugar control regimens, according to a paper published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Diabetes is common in people 65 and older. However, it is questionable how much benefit they get from being kept on drugs that tightly control their blood sugar, the research found.

Doing so can actually cause harm, including dangerously low blood sugar. 

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