Most Type 2 Diabetics Don’t Control Blood Sugar

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.

3 thoughts on “Most Type 2 Diabetics Don’t Control Blood Sugar

  1. I think the reason that these diabetics aren’t controlling their blood sugar is due in part because there is so much processed/refined sugar in so many foods – so much of it is hidden. It’s very difficult to train yourself to read every label and then you have to remember when you go into any restaurant from fast food to four star that sugar is in most everything.

  2. I agree–these big food corporations do not make trying to survive without sugar or carbohydrates easy at all–there are so many different names for sugar products that it actually takes alot of time and focus–something the average person doesn’t have much of in these crazy times of trying to survive. Glad we have sites like these that help us to wade through all the muck out there–it’s tough, man!
    Adam Wilk

  3. My last A1C was 6.2 (am still waiting on my most recent test results for another one) and I’m aiming for under 5. I’ve been Type 2 for just over a year. I guess I’m lucky in that I’ve got good medical insurance, proactive doctors who helped me put together a good diabetes care team, and I’m proactive about finding information on how to treat my diabetes. My doctor told me that my lifestyle-induced Type 2 could be cured if I lost weight and ate right and was active the rest of my life. I’m afraid after talking with hundreds of diabetics on the Internet, that I’m one of only a few who’ve been told they can reverse their condition with hard work and commitment. It’s a shame.

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