What Your Dentists Says About Diabetes

Diabetes and gum disease are both linked to high blood sugar levels, poor diet and inflammation. The key to prevention is knowing your risk.

The CDC recommends the following 4 ways to prevent or manage your diabetes:

Learn your risk. Take the 60-second diabetes risk test below.
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Eat Healthier.
Cut back on unhealthy foods and make a long-term plan to eat better.

Lose Weight.
Even if you're just a few pounds heavier, it's important to get down to a healthy weight.

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Exercise.
Even just 20 minutes of activity per day is helpful.

Manage your blood sugar.
Check your blood sugar every day and treat it, if needed.

Prepare for the long run. This is not a short-term problem, so find support in family, friends your doctors, or with online resources.

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