A new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet has uncovered a link between heart attacks, severe gum disease and undiagnosed blood sugar disorders.
I'm up at some ungodly hour of the morning. Not that it was planned. But I was in bed, dozing peacefully, when phantom pain decided to hit. It felt as if a knife was being thrust into my left foot and lower leg. Every time the knife struck, my leg would jerk violently. Not a good sleeping atmosphere... Read More
As the headlines often announce, diabetes is epidemic in the United States, and diagnosed cases of the condition are only the tip of the iceberg: An estimated 7 million people in the country have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes, while a majority of the suspected 67 million Americans with prediabetes are undiagnosed. But now, researchers have identified a useful — and perhaps surprising — resource that can help in the battle to detect untreated cases of diabetes: the dentist... Read More
One thing writing this blog and reading comments for over three years has taught me: Living well with diabetes means much more than just diet, exercise, and medicines... Read More