THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 -- Young adults with chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes are more than three times as likely to try to kill themselves as their healthy peers, a new Canadian study suggests.
They're also 28 percent more likely to think of suicide and 134 percent more likely to have plans to do so.
TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 -- Children who get too little sleep may be more likely to have risk factors for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
The study of more than 4,500 British kids found a link between kids' sleep habits and certain diabetes "risk markers." Children who slept fewer hours each night tended to be a bit heavier and to show more insulin resistance.
MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 -- Many people with diabetes experiment with placement of their continuous glucose monitors and get good results, a new study finds.
A continuous glucose monitor is a sensor inserted under the skin that tracks blood sugar levels. People with type 1 diabetes -- and some with type 2 diabetes -- can use this near-constant stream of information to make decisions about eating, exercising and insulin dosing. (People with type 1 diabetes need synthetic insulin in order to use the sugar in food as fuel.)