Diabetes Awareness Week 2014
Diabetes is a complex condition that makes the body of one who has it more susceptible to bacterial infections such as gum disease.
We’ve previously shared several articles about Diabetes and its effect on oral health, so in observance of Diabetes Awareness Week 2014 (happening until 19th July) we’ve listed them and some new articles we’ve discovered right here.
- Diabetes And Oral Health Fact Sheet for Patients
- How High Blood Sugar Affect Teeth And Gums
- Oral Health Tips For People With Diabetes (Australian Diabetes Council)
- Diabetes and Oral Health (Adelaide University)
To further emphasise how having good oral health benefits someone who is managing diabetes, a recent study in the US showed that those who have medical conditions like heart disease or diabetes were able to reduce their medical costs by having their periodontal (gum) disease treated.