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Forbes: 8 Unnecessary Medical Tests and Treatments

Tight Glycemic Control

When prescribing medication for most people age 65 and older with type 2 diabetes, avoid attempting to achieve tight glycemic control.

The recommendation states that there is no evidence that using medicine to tightly control blood sugar in older diabetics is beneficial. In fact, using medications to strictly achieve low blood sugar levels is associated with harms, including higher mortality rates. (American Geriatrics Society)

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