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For some patients taking insulin and other drugs for type 2 diabetes may do more harm than good. Researchers are challenging the notion that everyone with diabetes must reach target blood sugar levels, especially those over age 50 who are at low risk for complications of the disease.
There has been a surge in cases of type 2 diabetes linked to the obesity epidemic. Lifestyle considerations dealing with good nutrition, exercise, and adequate rest are essential in dealing properly with this condition. Recent research shows that canola oil may be particularly helpful for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.