Diabetes is an ugly disease. It can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and amputations. No one wants that.
The CDC and American Diabetes Association say that diabetes can be prevented or delayed with their Small Steps – Big Rewards program. Studies show that losing just 5-7% of your body weight, if you are overweight, can really make a difference. They recommend doing this by:
- Exercising moderately 30 minutes 5 times per week
- Eating a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and lean meats.
We would add brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly to the list. Scientists have found that problems with your teeth and gums are linked to diabetes and heart disease.
If you are in the Knoxville, TN area and would like to prevent diabetes by taking care of your dental health, call us at (865) 922-1613 for an appointment.