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In Defence of Type 2 Diabetic´s Quality of Life.
We all know that type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus are quite different disease states, beyond the common occurrence of Hyperglycaemia.
Nowadays the strict or agressive control of fasting blood glucose or HBA1C levels is being progressively abandoned because below a safety level of these surrogates for diabetes complications the clinical harms greatly outweight the clinical benefits:
Now it shows-up, again with no surprises, a new research showing that sticking the fingers of type 2 diabetics, in the name of getting better "metabolic control" adds no further clinical benefits beyond a perception by many type 2 diabetics that this measure lower their self-steem and perception of quality of life:
So, I think it is high time for the right therapeutic approaches in type 2 diabetics.
Self-Blood glucose monitoring, also increase the risk of getting Hepatitis B infection, and its utility for the vast majority of type 2 diabetic individuals is for me like drying the ice: It is just useless.