The exact nature of the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease is not fully understood. But they are definitely an unhealthy duo, delivering a “double-whammy” to blood sugar.
Periodontal disease—with its infection and inflammation—stresses the body, making it more difficult to control blood sugar. While at the same time, periodontal disease also raises blood sugar. So not only is blood sugar more difficult to control, there’s more to control.
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