Medication has become the accepted treatment for diabetes—even though it's often the medications themselves that promote weight gain, increase appetite, and can make the individual more diabetic. These medications also significantly increase the incidence of cancer at multiple sites. In addition to all these side effects, controlling blood glucose with drugs has not been shown to decrease the risk of death—in fact, it increases risk. The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) study was conducted to determine whether lowering glucose to near-normal levels with drugs would decrease cardiovascular risk; the study was halted when the results showed that more medications to better control blood sugar actually increased the risk of death from all causes and from cardiovascular disease. If you don't address the primary cause, a disease-causing diet, just adding more and more medications is futile.
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