The human body gets its energy from blood glucose which was produced from the food we eat. Insulin is the hormone which regularises this process, and if the body is not able to produce the required level of insulin, then blood glucose level increase, which leads to diabetes. For people with a diabetic condition, Glucose made from the food remains in the blood, and it will not reach various parts of body cells which require energy.
Even though diabetes can not be cured permanently, there are a lot of health benefits if you could manage it at a prescribed level by following healthy lifestyle habits. It starts with maintaining good oral health and by consuming a nutritiously balanced diet.
The most common prevailing form of diabetes is "type 2 diabetes" which is mostly inherited. Other causes
The connection between diabetes and tooth is mutual. A study done on diabetes-free adults in the US proved that Periodontal infection generally connected with insulin resistance, which is a significant cause of type2 diabetes.
Another international study found that people with severe gum disease had a significantly higher prevalence of abdominal obesity, serum fatty acids and insulin resistance.
Severe gum disease can lead to a rise in high blood glucose level as the body tries to fights the infection, and this process becomes a vicious cycle of uncontrollable diabetes and multiple tooth loss.
Apart from these, people with a loose tooth will avoid healthy but hard to chew food items like nuts. Instead, they tend to overeat soft unhealthy food or live on drinks. It eventually leads to obesity and eventually, diabetes.
LIFESTYLE CHALLENGES Living with diabetes can be emotionally stressful and challenging as you will have to give up a lot of things which you love.
Lifestyle Changes Required
Oral health tips
Dental symptoms when you should contact the doctor
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