MUST KNOW WHAT ACCORD SAID

This study was designed to see if lowering A1c to 6.5%, instead of the ADA's recommended 7.0%, could prevent heart attacks. The study was stopped early when analysis of preliminary data showed a slight excess of heart attack deaths in the subjects in the group who were striving to lower their A1cs.

This is all most doctors ever heard about ACCORD--that lowering A1c led to an increased risk of heart attack. What they didn't hear about was the methodology used in the study. That methodology makes it very clear that it wasn't the lowering of blood sugars that caused the deaths, but the way the study attempted to lower A1c.

ACCORD studied only people with long-standing Type 2 diabetes who had been diagnosed with heart disease before the start of the study. These patients were put on a statin drug (which we now know can further raise blood sugar) and a fibrate drug.

Then the researchers set out to lower blood sugar by putting their subjects the discredited high carbohydrate, low fat diet--which a large body of research has shown not only raises blood sugar but worses triglycerides and LDL. To counteract the blood-sugar-raising effect of this diet, the ACCORD researchers put the study subjects trying to lower blood sugar on a cocktail of every diabetes drug available at the time.

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  • @amiyakrishna thank you and you are absolutely right again

    what do you feel long lerm use of this so called LCHF(LOW CARB HIGH FAT)

    IS IT NOT HARMFUL LONG TERM

    DR RISHAD

  • THIS IS AN EXCELLENT DELIBERATION OF YOUR VIEWS AND MY UNDERSTANDING GOES THE SAME,I AM NOT A DIETITIAN BUT I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT. YOU HAVE BRIEFED EVERYTHING IN SHORT. IN KOLKATA MOST PEOPLE USE MUSTARD OIL,THEY DO NOT PREFER COCONUT OIL,ITS NOT IN THEIR FOOD HABIT,AND THEY CONSUME LOT OF STARCH WHAT WE CALL BHAAT

  • Energy Sugar metabolism disruption/conking off /going haywire/leptin signalling issue etc is what diabetes is all about. Once struck it can never be corrected ... it can only "made to have least possible impact" 9what everyone normally calls "MANAGE") by way of taking drugs which "SUPPRESSES" some normal working of body or switching to a diet that minimizes sugar in body. Former is what METFORMIN the simplest pill for diabetics is all about 9where it suppresses the normal liver functioning wrt sugar) and latter is what LCHF fanatics like me chose to adopt -- change diet. Latter works far better with less dependence on PILLS.

    Bottom line is Vitamins can never "correct" the mechanisms that have lead to diabetes because if it could correct it would have been called a "CURE"

  • Absolutely correct. Diabetics once struck cannot be cured. That is because the beta cells of pancreas are dying or have died. We can manage the diabetics, with Food, Exercise, and medicines. Metformin plays a wonderful role. If this is not suitable persons can try solw release metformin so that side effects are minimum. Secondly Glucobay also plays a very good role in reducing the role of carbohydrate. This is my personal view only

  • GLIPTINES ALSO WORK VERY NICELY SPECIALLY WITH METFORMIN,ESPECIALLY IF USED EARLY IN THE COURSE OF DIABETES,AND IT HAS ALSO SHOWN TO DECREASE THE DEGERATION OF BETA CELL AND IN SOME STUDIES MITOSIS OF BETA CELLS AND BETA CELL PRESERVATION,OF COURSE PROBLEM IS THE COST

  • @amiyakrishna thank you and you are absolutely right again

    what do you feel long lerm use of this so called LCHF(LOW CARB HIGH FAT)

    IS IT NOT HARMFUL LONG TERM

  • However I personally feel how this high fat diet helps. Will it not increase the Cholostrol, LDL.levels?

  • Nope if you are restricting CARBS to 100gms/day cholesterol can never go up. LIPID improve on a LOW CARB diet. Remember not all LDL is bad. The large ffluffy one's are harmless. Get a VAP profile to know more details ...:)

  • VERY DIFFICULT PROPOSITION TO RESTRICT PROTEINS IF YOU ARE HAVING SO CALLED 'HIGH FAT'--DIET,THEN YOU HAVE TO GO ON EATING FATS WITH NOTHING

  • It's not "SO CALLED LCHF" -- but it's real LCHF ...

  • LCHF can only be answered by a diabetic who lives day in and day out with that sort of lifestyle and Not some theoretician /professional who have been trained and brainwashed to see nothing beyond ADA Manuals.

    LCHF is not bad for diabetics. It's horribly bad for medical community and Pharma LORDS as it causes less revenue. I don't think a NON DIABEITC can even answer this question. 64 years of Dr Bernstien as a diabetic is already answered but ... Rockefeller Gang fails to see the light despite all evidence as Ancel Keys is the Godfather for them who really brought doom with his FLAWED Low fat theory.

    Or read Gary Taubs.

  • Oh Dr Rishad .. you almost did a full copy paste from Jenny's site -- phlaunt.com/diabetes/351692... and reminded me of Pritam who rips of SE Asian songs beat by beat . :)

    C'mon at least give her the credit of her hard work by posting a link to her site. She is a renowned diabetic .. yes renowned amongst diabetics world over on diabetes forums and i could immediately see the similarity of your postings .. never thought it would have bee a COPY+PASTE :)

    Don't get me wrong ...but copy pasting from site word to word and without even giving credits to source of info is "ETHICALLY INCORRECT". Don;t you think so? The entire post was her's and not something coming originally from you ... i must have posted many links from her site again and again but never ever indulged in what "PRITAM" does -- This is exactly what is called Plagiarism

    Now come tear me apart for writing this and let me know what have you got to bring to the table as "originally yours" based on 10800 diabetics that you handle annually and not something that PRITAM does in Bollywood :)

  • you have a negetive attitude to all,it is just to pass on the information

    of course authenticated parts have taken,copied and pasted for information.

    if you do not like something at least dont critisize the right message written in it and propogated the informant,at least i have not changed a single full stop,it was just to covey a message which is on the web available to all

    I HAVE HIGH REGARDS FOR ALL DOCTORS IN THIS COUNTRY, UCAN CORRECT SOMEONE,BUT DONT BE SO RUDE OR ARROGANT ABOUT YOUR OPINIONS

    THANK YOU

  • CAPS LOCK expresses real attitude which is "Shouting"

    Did you rad the footer on her website? It says Copying without permission is not allowed. Nothing can be more arrogant than overlooking that ...

  • ACCORD STUDY IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL,AND NO WHERE I HAVE WRITTEN THAT IT IS ORIGINALLY MINE,ITS MUST KNOW WHAT ACCORD SAYS POSTED BY ME,IF YOU DNT LIKE TO READ MY BLOG DNT READ THEM,WHY AT ALL ARE YOU BOTHERED SO MUCH ABOUT WHAT ABCD IS WRITING AT HIS /HER BLOG..THIS IS A PUBLIC PLATFORM TO SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW,WHAT YOU READ,MAY BE YOURS,MAY BE OTHERS

  • Give credit where it is due. Just a link to article is enough rather than do a copy paste. That's mannerism on net.

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