Endocrinology is the study of hormones produced by the body. Hormones are substances produced in one part of the body that can travel to remote sites and affect other parts of the body. Because insulin is a hormone, diabetes is a disease of the endocrine system. Many “diabetes doctors” are endocrinologists.
Deepti Rawal, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursCT Multispecialty Group Endocrinology
Hartford, CT 06106
- monday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
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- BlueCross BlueShield
- ConnectiCare (EmblemHealth)
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Tricare/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Hartford Hospital
What is endocrinology?
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Will a poorly controlled blood glucose level affect gum disease?
American Dental Association answeredIf you have diabetes, you are at greater risk of developing some oral health problems, including gum disease, because of the body’s inability to process sugar. Recent research suggests that the connection between gum disease and diabetes goes both ways. On the one hand, because of lowered resistance and a longer healing process, gum disease appears to be more frequent and more severe among those with diabetes. Conversely, it appears that treating gum disease in people with diabetes can help improve blood sugar control.
What causes dry mouth with diabetes?
American Dental Association answered
Dry mouth in diabetics can be an early warning sign of gum disease, an oral health problem for which diabetics are at greater risk. Dry mouth can also be caused by a number of medications.
As the constant saliva can help in preventing tooth decay, it is important to treat dry mouth. Your dentist can recommend various methods to restore moisture. Sugar-free candy or gum stimulates saliva flow, and moisture can be replaced by using artificial saliva and oral rinses.
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