Can a vegetarian diet help me prevent dental problems with diabetes?

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If you have diabetes, eating a vegetarian diet may help you lose weight, improve your blood sugar control and prevent diabetes complications. People with diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease, kidney disease and blindness. Also, diabetes increases the risk of oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. A vegetarian diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, eggs, soy, legumes, nuts and seeds may help people with diabetes control their weight, have better glucose control and prevent dental problems that result when blood sugar is high.

Talk to your doctor for more information on a vegetarian diet for diabetes.

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