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Diabetes And Periodontal Disease

Diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal disease, which in turn can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications. People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, probably because people with diabetes are more susceptible to contracting infections. In fact, periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes. Those people who don't have their diabetes under control are especially at risk. Research has suggested that the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease goes both ways - periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar. Severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts people with diabetes at increased risk for diabetic complications. Continue reading >>

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  1. Sugarmagnolia

    That's it really. Trying to help out a friend who's DH is diabetic. She's been trying to figure out what breakfast cereals are ok for him to eat and they all seem to have loads of sugar - even the so-called healthy ones. So far we've got wheatabix, corn flakes and rice crispies. Anything else? Any US ones that are any good because we could get them.
    TIA!

  2. NotQuiteCockney

    There are some mueslis with no added sugar. Porridge is really good for blood sugars, from what I know.

  3. hoxtonchick

    nqc is right .

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