Considering there has recently been a great deal of research done about the link between oral health and diabetes, I wanted to provide my readers with information regarding this serious condition and the link it has to your oral health.
When researchers began to look into the link between oral health and diabetes, they focused on the effect diabetes had on gum disease and the effect gum disease had on diabetes. What the research found was astounding.
People who had diabetes also had a more severe problem with gum disease. This discovery led researchers to believe that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing gum disease. The silver lining is that research also found that those with diabetes who controlled their blood sugar most effectively can slightly reduce their chance of developing gum disease.
Another revealing link between the two is that research shows treating your gum disease could help control your blood sugar.
This is great news because now we know that taking care of your blood sugar will help your gum disease and taking care of your gum disease could help control your blood sugar. It is a two way street where one affects the other. Being aware of this link could help reduce the problems you come across from either diabetes, gum disease or both!
If the gums are healthy some people might not get diabetes at all, or not get it so soon.