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Periodontal Disease Causes Diabetes

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Periodontal Disease And Diabetes

A diabetic condition is synonymous with the development of eye, heart, nerve and kidney problems. Apart from inhibiting a faster healing process, diabetes also increases the susceptibility of developing various infections including periodontal infections. Poorly managed blood sugar levels can also lead to the development of periodontal diseases. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases are a common bacterial infection of the gum and teeth, which can in time, destroy the dental structure that holds the teeth in place. In advanced stages, periodontal disease causes painful chewing problems and can even lead to tooth loss. And just like any other infection, periodontal disease can make it extremely hard to control the blood sugar levels. Connection between Diabetes and Periodontal Diseases Diabetic Control Periodontal diseases are directly linked to diabetic control. People with poor blood sugar control are more prone to getting periodontal diseases and losing more teeth than individuals with good control. Additionally, children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) are at a higher risk of developing periodontal diseases. Resear Continue reading >>

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  1. Juan42

    Red wine

    Which red wine is best for diabetics?

  2. jwags

    I like the Merlots, Cabs or Malbecs. I never get a spike from any of those and sometimes get a bg drop.

  3. CallMeMed

    I would think drier reds would be better, as there would be less residual sugar. Just thinking out loud, though!

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