Physicians should exercise caution when prescribing intensive glucose lowering treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes, who may be dependent on home care, research indicates.
Intensive glucose lowering treatment, commonly used to prevent cardiovascular disease in these patients, was seen to have no positive impact on all-cause or cardiovascular mortality in a study published on bmj.com.
People with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who do not have the condition, researchers noted.
Authors wrote: "Intensive glucose lowering treatment of type 2 diabetes should be considered with caution and therapeutic escalation should be limited."
In other news, a paper published in journal Menopause discovered that vulnerability to diabetes is not affected by the menopause.
Scientists observed no higher risk of diabetes in either women who had gone through the menopause naturally or had their ovaries removed.
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