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Vicious circle: Diabetics prone to gum disease, which can worsen glucose control

By: Sheryl Ubelacker, Health Reporter, The Canadian Press TORONTO – People with diabetes are far more prone to developing serious gum disease than those without the disorder, but it’s not only tooth loss they need to worry about. Experts say chronic periodontal disease can also affect the ability to keep blood-sugar levels under control, leading […]

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People With Diabetes at Higher Risk for Developing Gum Disease

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 24 million people in the United States. In observance of National Diabetes Month, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages those with diabetes to pay extra attention to their oral health. Studies have shown that those with diabetes are more susceptible to […]

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Gum Disease Treatment May Help Diabetes

Edinburgh University scientists have found reducing gum inflammation in people with diabetes can help minimise complications with the condition. It is thought when bacteria infect the mouth causing inflammation the chemical changes reduce effectiveness of insulin and raise the levels of blood sugar. Treatment to reduce inflammation may therefore help reduce blood sugar. The findings […]

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