Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

About the Conditions Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., affecting nearly 26 million Americans. Diabetes causes the body not to produce or properly supply insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar (or glucose) into energy. People with diabetes may experience a host of other systemic complications, including periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory response to a bacterial infection in the gums. If left untreated, the disease may cause damage to [...]