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Monday, December 21, 2009
If You Have Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis, You Might Also Have...
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My informative face-to-face interview with research scientist Shiela Strauss PhD took place last week (I'm still a journalist, folks). Now I'm preparing my feature story about her proof of the HIGH likelihood that people with Gingivitis a.k.a Periodontal Disease already have, or will soon develop, Diabetes.
Yes, you read that correctly. Now read Study Finds Over 90% of People with Gum Disease Are at Risk for Diabetes; Concludes That at Least Half Could Be Screened in Dental Offices, then call your general practitioner to request a Fasting Blood Sugar test. Untreated Diabetes can be life-threatening.
The facts are in: Gingivitis a.k.a Periodontal Disease is clearly related to having Diabetes, even Gestational Diabetes. What's more troubling is that the reverse is true, too. My feature story will explain the bi-directional realtionship as I present the methodology used to prove it.
By the way, Dr. Strauss endorsed the 2007 print edition of It's MY Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To, as an NIH researcher. She admires the updated E-book, too.
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