Darn, this is sad, scary, shocking news.
A whopping two-thirds of type 2 diabetics in the United States aren’t controlling their blood sugar, Science Daily reported, citing a new study from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
The AACE analyzed more than 157,000 patients with type 2 diabetes from 2003 to 2004 and found that two out of three didn’t keep their blood sugar below the recommended AIC level of 6.5 percent.
Not only that, but these patients — while they knew that monitoring their blood sugar was important — didn’t know what test they should take and what personal level for which they should aim.
The frightening results were- presented at the recent AACE annual meeting and clinical congress in Washington, D.C.
“[T]hese findings should serve as a wake-up call for America that more needs to be done to help lower AIC levels across the country and ultimately, manage this epidemic,” AACE President Dr. Carlos R. Hamilton, Jr. said.
So, I urge you readers out there, if you’re diabetic, please take good care of yourself — watch your blood sugar, eat well, and exercise — so you can live longer and healthier lives.