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Living With Diabetes

Diabetes and Oral Health Problems
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Diabetes and Oral Health Problems

December 4th, 2015 | by American Association
The more severe form of gum disease is called periodontitis. When you reach this stage, your gums begin to pull away from your teeth. Pockets form between your teeth and gums. These fill with germs and pus, and deepen. When this
Oral Health and Hygiene
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Oral Health and Hygiene

December 4th, 2015 | by American Association
There are more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people on Earth. If those germs settle into your gums, you’ve got gum disease. Unfortunately, if you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for gum problems.
Visiting Your Health Care Team
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Visiting Your Health Care Team

December 4th, 2015 | by American Association
When you have diabetes, it is important that you get good medical care. Now that it’s clear that high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels play a role in many complications, your doctor’s skill is more vital than ever.
Doctors, Nurses & More
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Doctors, Nurses & More

December 4th, 2015 | by American Association
Feeling better, staying active, eating well, reducing your reliance on medication…to reach your goals, you need support every step of the way. Finding the right team of skilled health professionals will help you manage
Your Health Care Team
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Your Health Care Team

November 25th, 2015 | by American Association
You You are the most important member of your health care team. After all, you are the one who is affected by diabetes and cares for it every day. Only you know how you feel and what you’re willing and able to do. You do
Herbs, Supplements and Alternative Medicines
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Herbs, Supplements and Alternative Medicines

November 25th, 2015 | by American Association
It is best to get vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat. In fact, research has not been able to prove that dietary or herbal supplements (including omega-3 supplements, cinnamon, and other herbs) help to manage diabetes.
Flu and Pneumonia Shots
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Flu and Pneumonia Shots

November 25th, 2015 | by American Association
Having the flu can be dangerous for anyone. But it is extra risky for people with diabetes or other chronic health problems. In general, every person with diabetes needs a flu shot each year. Talk with your doctor about having a
Mobile Prescription Therapy
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Mobile Prescription Therapy

November 25th, 2015 | by American Association
Smartphones and tablet computers are a new way to deliver diabetes therapy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calls this new type of therapy “mobile prescription therapy.” Mobile prescription therapy (MPT) products tell
Other Treatments
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Other Treatments

November 25th, 2015 | by American Association
Aspirin, flu shots, dietary supplments, and more are covered in this section on treatments that people living with diabetes may find
Is There a Danger of Interactions?
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Is There a Danger of Interactions?

November 25th, 2015 | by American Association
In general, diabetes pills are safe and work well. But like any other drug, they must be used with care. All diabetes pills can interact with other medicines. Because of the chance of medication interactions, you need to tell