Because, one of the biggest lie in the treatment of type 2 diabetes is that ‘it is all about controlling blood sugar’.
Actually, it makes virtually no difference at all. The disease of type 2 diabetes is excessive insulin resistance. It is this insulin resistance that leads to high blood sugars. In order to treat/ cure diabetes, you must reverse the insulin resistance. The high blood sugar is only the symptom, not the disease. Therefore, treating the symptom alone is useless.
Imagine that you have a life threatening infection. The infection causes a high fever. But instead of treating the infection with antibiotics, you treat the symptom of fever with paracetamol. It is not useful. You must treat the disease and not the symptom. The same is true in type 2 diabetes. This is a disease of too much insulin resistance resistance. Yet we treat the symptom of high blood sugars. Medications don’t even attempt to reverse the underlying insulin resistance.
If it was all about controlling blood sugar, then why do diabetics die earlier and face heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and other serious complications, if they religiously control blood sugar by medications?
The ACCORD Study proves that, aggressive lowering of blood sugar to the level of HbA1C to 6% for 3.5 years with multiple drugs killed people compared to fewer/less medication and did not reduce major cardiovascular events.