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Young Type-1 Diabetics May Suffer From Sleep Problems

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Young people with Type 1 diabetes may be struggling to get a good night's sleep.

And that's leading to bigger problems.

A new study in the journal Sleep found young diabetics, between the ages of 10 and 16, spent more time in lighter stages of sleep than kids without diabetes.

That led to behavior problems, poor school grades and made it tougher to control higher blood sugar levels.

Researchers say kids with diabetes should get a doctor's help to make sure they're getting proper rest.