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Fred H. Peck, DDS, AAACD
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Are You Diabetic? Go Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned

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Numerous studies suggest that the presence and extent of gum disease can raise the risk of poor blood sugar level management in diabetics. New research that compared diabetics having minimal as well as serious gum disease identified that those with the more serious gum disease had a significantly greater amount of heart problems, including strokes, angina, and heart failures.

An additional analysis identified that the treatment of gum disease in diabetic patients may possibly improve the diabetics’ ability to manage diabetes. Although there are not any recognized official explanations why periodontitis affects blood sugar management in diabetics, a number of possibilities have already been created. Acute bacterial and viral infections prompt a rise in the body’s resistance to insulin, and that exacerbates blood sugar management. In diabetes sufferers, additional infection worsens insulin resistance and considerably worsens their ability to manage blood glucose.

Periodontal disease and diabetes have a very complicated connection. Anyone that has diabetes, regardless of severity really should have a thorough dental health evaluation. If gum disease is identified, we need to make every attempt to get rid of it.