Life With Diabetes

Living with diabetes can be difficult. Diet, lifestyle choices and learning when and how to take your medication can greatly contribute to stable sugar levels and a long and healthy life as a consequence.

I always like to look at this comprehensive table about the equivalent measures for sugar levels, as it can sometimes be confusing to relate the sugar levels from your glucometer to the ones the doctor or diabetic nurse gives you.

As you can see in this table, green would indicate a very good control, yellow would mean you have a fair control but there is still room for improvement, and red would mean you should go and see your doctor as soon as possible to investigate whether you should have your medication adjusted of if there is a particular event that is leading to poor control of your glucose levels.

You can post any questions you might have related to your particular oral health needs through our blog, Facebook or just by dropping us an e-mail and we will try our best to provide you with answers tailored to your situation. The more you learn about how the health of your gums and your teeth can affect your glucose levels and vice versa, the better position you will be in to look after them correctly.