June 29, 2012
Enhanced Glucose Control – Means …?
Another study refusing to state just what methods were used for type 2 people. They want us to believe that people with type 2 were given insulin, but they stop short of saying this. They leave us with this statement inferring that insulin was the drug of use.
The researchers examined data from six studies involving 7,897 individuals (1,228 people with type 1 diabetes, 6,669 people with type 2 diabetes), who received enhanced glucose control treatments including diet changes, drugs for treating diabetes, and extra insulin injections. This statement leads us to believe that oral medications were used along with extra insulin injections. So was the hypoglycemia concern for the type 1 participants or did they overdose the type 2 participants with insulin to cover poor study results and the stacking of oral medications.
It seems that the bigger the cocktail of medications for people with type 2 diabetes, the happier researchers are. While this was a compilation of six studies, it seems that the researchers do not wish to make it known what medications were taken by type 2 participants on the list of oral medications and the inference is left for every one to think that it is insulin.
All oral medications will increase the risk of hypoglycemia when combined with insulin, but when by themselves, most oral medications will not cause hypoglycemia. If they are promoting more studies to determine target levels for glucose control that will balance benefits and side effects, more transparency will be needed for people to have faith in these studies. More junk science will not get us there.