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Dental complications and gum disease

Started this discussion. Last reply by drsoosie Oct 14, 2012. 4 Replies

This summer I spent six long weeks in pain. Broke a tooth eating corn nuts (I KNEW that I shouldn't have purchased that from the vending machine) and went through the process and expense of a crown…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for GrandmaLinda
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us in the…"
Dec 17, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for GrandmaLinda
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Dec 17, 2012
drsoosie replied to GrandmaLinda's discussion 'Dental complications and gum disease'
"It sounds like you are doing a wonderful job caring for your teeth. In addition to disease processes, the mere fact of aging, different medications etc. cna also contribute the status of oral health. I wish my patients spent as much time concerned…"
Oct 14, 2012
Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill replied to GrandmaLinda's discussion 'Dental complications and gum disease'
"Yes dental health and diabetes go hand in hand. I had quite a bit of trouble when my bg were out of control. Well done for getting sorted."
Oct 14, 2012
GrandmaLinda replied to GrandmaLinda's discussion 'Dental complications and gum disease'
"I brush twice a day and use a water flosser and use floss at night. Also use a prescription rinse for gingivitis (chlorhexadine gluconate, I think) at night. I still have an argument with myself every single night telling myself that I'm too…"
Oct 14, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to GrandmaLinda's discussion 'Dental complications and gum disease'
"Unfortunately, gum disease and diabetes go hand in hand. They are like a vicious circle, the gum infection causes higher blood sugars and the higher blood sugars feed the infections. I floss and brush 2-3 times a day, use a proxy brush and an oral…"
Oct 14, 2012
GrandmaLinda posted a discussion

Dental complications and gum disease

This summer I spent six long weeks in pain. Broke a tooth eating corn nuts (I KNEW that I shouldn't have purchased that from the vending machine) and went through the process and expense of a crown only to end up begging/demanding that the tooth be pulled.The experience finally opened my eyes to reality, and I really DO CARE about having diabetes. My blood glucose readings are much better, and physically and mentally I am better. My choices are not perfect, but at least I am thinking about what…See More
Oct 13, 2012
GrandmaLinda commented on TooSweet's blog post 'Being too sweet!'
"I see myself in your blog. I have thought about getting hypnotherapy to see if it could help me "care" and encourage me to eat right. Have had diabetes 19 years and still don't really care. Am in counseling. Have in past too but have…"
May 30, 2012
GrandmaLinda posted a status
"Am thinking about doing some kind of detailed log recording my diet, exervicse, how I feel. Hard for me to follow through."
May 30, 2012
GrandmaLinda posted a status
"Is there a way of getting around the maximum of 140 characters on a post?"
May 30, 2012
GrandmaLinda posted a status
"Have had a lot of stomach issues the last week or so. Suspect the sugar alcohol in the sugar free popsicles might be the culprit."
May 30, 2012
Doris D left a comment for GrandmaLinda
"WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our…"
May 8, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for GrandmaLinda
"Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for…"
May 8, 2012
Linda G left a comment for GrandmaLinda
"Well....another grandma Linda ;) I have 3 grandchildren myself! We're so happy that you're finally here, and that you're starting to feel better again ♥ Welcome home Linda ♥ This is a great place to share, to learn, and…"
May 8, 2012
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May 8, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Gain an incentive to eat right
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots
Tell us more about you (optional)
As soon as I achieved my initial weight loss goal, I oompletely quit trying to lose weight. Forgot meds frequently, both diabetes and anti-depressants. Had an emotional breakdown in December. I'm climbing out of the depression abyss and want to try again.

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At 5:01am on December 17, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 2:23am on December 17, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 10:47am on May 8, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

Here's a link to help you get to know more about us: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 8:42am on May 8, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 5:12am on May 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 4:40am on May 8, 2012, Linda G said…

Well....another grandma Linda ;) I have 3 grandchildren myself! We're so happy that you're finally here, and that you're starting to feel better again ♥ Welcome home Linda ♥
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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