Dr. LeWinter discusses the debate among medical professionals about the appropriate target for blood sugar control.
You don’t want diabetes to be out of control, but a sort of longstanding debate is how tightly you want to keep the blood sugar down, and there’s a lot of disagreement about that at the present time. What should be the appropriate target for blood sugar control? Do you really want it very low or a little higher, but not, but obviously not in the range where the diabetes is way out of control. So that’s a big debate. I don’t think there is a good answer right now as to what’s the best way to go with that.
About Dr. LeWinter, M.D.:
Dr. Martin M. LeWinter, M.D., was Director of the Cardiology Unit at the University of Vermont College of Medicine for more than 15 years and is currently the Director of the Heart Failure Program. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Coronary Artery Disease and serves on the Editorial Board of several cardiology journals. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont.