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Diabetes and Oral Health

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Dental Care Deserves More Than a Brush-Off
Jul 30, 2010 | 
Unfortunately, dental treatment and vision care are rarely included in basic health insurance plans. I don't know how insurance companies concluded that the eyes and the teeth are not parts of the body, but they managed it somehow. If you have diabetes, however, it's especially important to realize that contrary to the rationalizations of insurance executives, both your eyes and your teeth require attention and care.
Benign New Gum Treatment Seems to Work Long-Term
Jul 31, 2009 | 
A new treatment for receding gums that uses patients' own blood to encourage regeneration seems to have "legs" and hold up over the long term, according to a small study by researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
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Study Shows Link Between Gum Disease and Gestational Diabetes
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Vitamin C May Lower Diabetes Risk, While Gum Disease May Indicate It
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Abundant dietary vitamin C may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, say researchers from the Institute of Metabolic Science at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England.
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