GlucoMenu® Tip of the Day:
Those with poorly controlled diabetes are at greater risk for gum disease. Contact the dentist if
experiencing bleeding gums when brushing or eating, swollen gums, or gums pulling away from your teeth.
To care for teeth and gums:
Test blood sugar regularly, follow your meal & exercise plan, and take medications as prescribed.
Well controlled blood sugar can help reduce risk for diabetes complications including gum disease.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- Brush teeth thoroughly at least twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush
- Floss teeth everyday
- Visit a dentist twice a year for a checkup and teeth cleaning
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator