Insulin typically saves the lives of those with diabetes, but it can also be a way for some people to kill themselves, a new review warns.
People with the blood sugar disease tend to suffer higher rates of depression, the researchers explained. And suicide or suicide attempts using insulin or other diabetes medications that lower blood sugar levels may not always be an easy-to-spot attempt at self-harm, they added. (read more)
Apple has been investing its efforts in the health space for quite some time. The Health Kit has been one of the initiatives when it comes to Apple Watches. Since recently the rumor mills have been predicting a bloodless glucose monitoring device which is designed to address Type-2 diabetes. Type-2 Diabetes has been slowly spreading its tentacles, and as opposed to the Type-1 Diabetes that is not curable, the Type-2 can be controlled with some optimizations in the lifestyle. The instances of Type-2 diabetes has quadrupled since 1980 to a staggering 422 million. (read more)
Researchers have discovered an antioxidant that may potentially help protect cardiovascular functions in patients with diabetes. Details on the study were presented at the 2017 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology and Peripheral Vascular Disease Scientific Sessions in Minnesota. The American Heart Association sponsored the event. (read more)