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How aggressively should doctors treat type 2 diabetes?

The American Diabetes Association recommends that doctors try to get patients' hemoglobin A1C levels - a blood test used to monitor blood sugar levels in diabetes patients - down to about 7 percent using drugs, if lifestyle counseling doesn't work. But many endocrinologists who treat diabetes now believe that's an over-simplified recommendation.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The drugs used for treating type 2 diabetes can have significant side effects. The best “drug” remains an anti-inflammatory diet that treats the underlying cause of diabetes.

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