How should a person with diabetes prepare for a dental procedure?

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Make sure you have eaten and taken your diabetes medication, whether it is insulin or an oral diabetes drug. Hypoglycemia is a significant problem during protracted dental treatment. People with diabetes and dental problems often experience disruptions in their normal eating patterns. You should tell your dentist whether or not you feel well enough to endure the procedure. To prevent you from suffering from severe hypoglycemia during the procedure, some dentists may administer oral glucose just before the treatment if you have not eaten.

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