Friday, June 26, 2009

Gum Disease Occurs More Than Twice As Often Among People with Diabetes

A recent medical research study reported in Diabetes Care made it clear that the consequences of diabetes go far beyond bleeding gums, eating difficulties and tooth loss. Gum disease substantially worsens risks of heart disease and stroke - already worsened by diabetes.
Also, a higher death rate from diabetic kidney disease was also linked to the severe degrees of gum disease. In short, one of the best things you can do to reduce your risks of or delay the onset of heart or kidney disease as a diabetic is get your gum and dental health under control.

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