Updated on 6 June 2015
Singapore: Keeping blood sugar levels under control helps in reduction of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or amputation by about 17 percent among Type 2 diabetics, a new study has revealed.
The researchers analyzed about 1,800 experts with Type 2 diabetes, nearly 10 years after they signed up for a six-year blood sugar study, as resulted. The results were reported in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine.'
Hemoglobin A1c, a long-term average of about eight on the measurement was enough to ensure most of the benefits, but this in many patients could safely be lowered to around seven. Hemoglobin A1c test was used as a standard toll to regulate blood sugar control for patients with diabetes. Percentage was checked in the human's hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen coated with sugar called Glycated.
"These findings reinforced the importance of joining good blood sugar control along with the control of other cardiovascular risk factors for a combined effects," said, Prof. Rodney A Hayward, University of Michigan Medical School and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
Medicines, combined with the proper diets and exercises, and quitting smoking, could help millions of people plank off heart attacks, strokes, heart failures and amputations. They might also help in the prevention of other medical issues that could raise from effect of diabetes on small blood vessels which includes blindness, numbness, and kidney failure.