Becoming a doctor can take 12 years or more — and I think many docs out there today slept through most of that training.
Sure, they caught some of the basics. They heard something or other about blood pressure and blood sugar and how you have to keep those levels down.
Then, apparently they took a nap and didn’t wake up until it was time to put on the cap and gown. I don’t know how else to explain a new study that finds a third of all docs believe the goal of treatment is to bring blood sugar and blood pressure as low as humanly possible.
Follow that warped logic to its conclusion and your blood pressure will be zero… and you’ll be a corpse!
Now, not even the dopiest doc wants your BP to flat-line (not intentionally, anyway).
But long before those levels sink low enough to kill you, they could hurt you — because when they drop too low, you get weak and dizzy, and that’s when you’re at risk for a devastating fall and a crippling injury.
Any doc who is paying attention knows you’ve got to cut back on treatment before your patients hit that point.
Well, guess who’s not paying attention? Just one in four diabetic seniors who sink below their BP targets are told to cut back on their meds or are given a lower dose, according to that same new study.
It’s the same story for blood sugar levels, with just one in five diabetic seniors who drop below their target told to ease off on their meds.
The rest are ordered to keep right on taking them.
And that, my friend, is why the world is full of slow-moving seniors trudging through stores and parks as if they’re walking on eggshells.
It’s not because they’re old and delicate… it’s because of their meds!
I don’t want you to be one of them, and I’ve got your way out.
First, hypertension isn’t always hypertension — and you may not need any drugs at all. It’s true! Many folks have BP levels that ONLY rise in a doctor’s office, and you can read more about it here.
And the best way to bring blood sugar levels to exactly where they need to be … whether you are diabetic or not… is with a low-carb diet. Stick to it religiously, and your doc will have no choice but to have you cut back on your meds or even take you off them completely.
If you’ve hit or passed your targets and your doc STILL insists that you take those meds, it’s time for a second opinion. I recommend working with a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.