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You’ve heard about it. A connection exists between gum disease and diabetes.

Almost 21 million Americans have diabetes. But an estimated 571 million people in our country have a condition called prediabetes, and still more of these people will develop Type 2 diabetes within 10 years.

Now, studies show that periodontal disease can influence prediabetes and contribute to the progression of diabetes.

However, regular dental visits can help those with prediabetes get the early warning they need to take care of their health.

To read more, click here: http://www.dentaleconomics.com/display_article/344310/54/none/none/...

What other studies have you seen lately about the connection between oral and systemic health?

Tags: diabetes, disease, gum, periodontal

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Vicki:

Good question.

Information about the connection between oral and systemic health can be located at www.thesystemiclink.com, home of past issues of Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine.
Think of the unchecked amount of sugar in an uncontrolled diabetic's bloodstream..what do pathogens thrive on?

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