These articles cover a wide range of subjects, from the most basic aspects of diabetes care to the nitty-gritty specifics.
- Alternative Medicine/ Complementary Therapies
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Dental Health
- Diabetes Basics
- Diabetes Definitions
- Diabetic Complications
- Emotional Health
- Eyes & Vision
- Foot Care
- General Diabetes & Health Issues
- Heart Health
- High Blood Glucose
- Insulin & Other Injected Drugs
- Kids & Diabetes
- Low Blood Glucose
- Money Matters
- Nutrition & Meal Planning
- Oral Medicines
- Sexual Health
- Tools & Technology
- Weight Loss
- Women's Health
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Diabetes raises the risk of gum disease and other dental problems, and gum disease or oral surgery can make blood glucose more difficult to control. For tips on taking good care of your teeth and gums and preventing problems, check out the articles below.
For years you’ve visited the same dental office for your regular cleanings and the occasional cavity. You’ve had few complaints about your care—certainly none big enough to merit changing dentists. But recently you’ve moved…
A healthy mouth is essential for healthy living. The mouth is where digestion begins when chewing mixes food with saliva. A healthy mouth is also important for communication and social interaction, and overall personal appearance is dramatically affected by one’s smile. Everyone needs to pay attention to oral health. This is particularly true for people living with diabetes…
Many people associate tooth decay and periodontal disease with too much candy and not enough brushing and flossing. If only it were that simple. While it’s true that food and personal oral hygiene have a role in oral health, there are many other…
Periodontal (gum) disease has been called the sixth complication of diabetes (in addition to eye, kidney, nerve, foot, and cardiovascular complications) because so many people with diabetes have it. Having high blood glucose raises the risk of developing periodontal disease, and periodontal disease tends to raise blood glucose levels. So clearly, making an effort to brush, floss, and have regular dental checkups is important when you have diabetes…
The mouth has been called a mirror of health, and a healthy mouth is indeed a pleasant sight to see in the mirror. It is not news to anyone that proper nutrition is an important component of overall health and well-being, but you may not know that food choices affect oral health in more ways than just preventing cavities…
For a variety of reasons, people with diabetes are more susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease than the general public, and many would benefit from taking some extra steps to maintain a healthy mouth.. This is where oral probiotics may help…
Does ice cream give your teeth a jolt? What about a hot cup of coffee? These reactions are typical for people with dental sensitivity, which might be more accurately described as hypersensitivity…
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