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Diabetes & Other Endocrine Disorders 101

In the U.S., 5% of people have Type 1 diabetes, which starts in children and young adults. In type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin, which converts sugar, starches and food into energy.

Type 2 diabetes is the more common type of diabetes in the U.S., with 29.1 million people (9.3%) who have this disease. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin and the body has higher than normal blood glucose levels. Men are at a higher risk of developing diabetes than women.

Understanding

Research shows that there is a higher prevalence of gum disease among people with diabetes; adding gum disease issues to risk factors, as well as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

If you have diabetes, take early steps to protect your mouth

If you have diabetes you are at risk of developing gum disease. Try using one of our toothpastes to help prevent gum disease before it starts.

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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