Doctors are fixated onlowering numbers, including glucose levels, triglycerides, cholesterol, or blood pressure---instead of reversing the underlying cause of type 2 and prediabetes, which is insulin resistance. Some insurance companies actually pay doctors bonuses when their diabetic patients drive down their numbers to very low levels.
But this "numbers mentality" leads patients to believe that they can eat whatever they want as long as they just take a pill or inject a little extra insulin to keep their glucose in the normal range. This is a big mistake.
In fact, studies show that glucose manitoring is of little to no benefit for type 2 diabetics and is a needless nuisance and expense.
Glucose monitoring is essential for type 1 patients who take insulin--and occasionally for certain type 2 patients prone to low blood Sugar (hypoglycemia), particularly those on sulfonylurea drugs. But in general, type 2 diabetes can be managed effectively with the simple diet and exercise you'll discover in a 30 Day Diabetes Cure.
Two studies published in the British Medical Journal confirmed this. The first study split a group of newly diagnosed type 2 patients into equal groups: Those who self-monitored their blood Sugar and those who didn't monitor at all. After 12 months, the diabetes (as measured by hemoglobin A1C testing, a method of measuring average blood Sugar levels) was no better in the self-monitoring group.
The second study divided a separate population of type 2 patients into three groups: No monitoring, moderate monitoring, and intense monitoring. Not only did self-monitoring fail to improve diabetes control, it also cost more. More importantly, monitoring actually decreased the patients' quality of life because of frequent blood sugar testing and fretting.
Despite this well-published research, most doctors and the ADA continue to recommend self-monitoring. One has to wonder if the cost of test strips and glucose monitors has anything to do with this.
Will share 2 more mistakes they are making at the cost of our health!! in near future.