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Diabetes And Gum Disease: Understanding The Link To Protect Your Health

Do you know that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease? Diabetics have a higher risk of developing gum disease than people who have healthy blood sugar levels. The relationship appears to go both ways; research indicates that having a serious gum infection can make it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. Taking care of your mouth, whether you have diabetes or not, is more important than you may be aware of. What Causes the Increased Gum Disease Risk? What do high blood glucose levels have to do with your oral health? For a person with diabetes it is more difficult to defend the body from a bacterial infection; high glucose levels make it easier for bacteria to flourish in the mouth. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums caused by a bacterial infection. The germs in plaque infect the teeth and gums, leading to gingivitis, the first stage of this disease. If left untreated, this oral health condition can result in tissue damage and eventual tooth loss. The more serious stages of gum disease are known as periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. How Does Periodontitis Affect Diabetes? The relationship between diabetes and gum disease becomes even more powerful Continue reading >>

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  1. innerstrength86

    I haven't had my period in over 2 years. In the past (for about 5 years) I have been on several different birth control pills (and still no period). My doctors (endocrinologist and genecologist) think it's PCOS, and I may have insulin resistance.
    My first question is, How do you know you have insulin resistance? My endo seemed pretty sure I do (my labs show prediabetes) but my gene says there is no test and no way to know. How did you get a diagnosis?
    My second question is, Did Metformin regulate your menstrual cycle? Is that the only drug that can/does? I am really up to trying anything to be "normal" again.
    Thanks for your help!

  2. morrisun

    I would go with what your Endo tells you. I'm not sure of how they can tell exactly, but I'm sure it has to do with your symptoms, and then how your glucose levels show on lab work.
    I've been taking Metformin since March. I can't take the pill anymore because it gave me pulmonary emboli. I've since had an endometrial ablation so I don't get my periods anymore. But after I started the Metformin my cycles went from 35+ days to 28 exactly. First time in my life I had ever had a 28 day cycle.
    It's worth a shot, and it also has helped me lose over 20lbs.
    Good luck!!

  3. innerstrength86

    Thank you so much for your reply!
    Metformin gave you pulmonary emboli??? Oh my gosh! I hope you're okay, and I also hope that's not the case...I am still recovering from blood clots/PE/SE I had in April due to birth control pills.
    Thanks again! I'll have to see what my endo says!

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