Years ago, when the internet was so young that the only content on it was from government and university sites, I read a report describing how people with Type 1 diabetes have weaker teeth and bones from something to do with calcium metabolism, I think it was. Since then I have not been able to dig this study up anywhere. It was from one of the medical universities.
So, my rather broad questions here are:
1) has anyone heard the same thing and recall the details?
2) Any long-time Type 1's here have problems with cavities, broken teeth, etc?
I've been diabetic for 42 years, since I was 11 months old. While my extended family and siblings all have incredible teeth, mine are full of cavities and prone to cracking or breaking off corners of the molars.
I've also read that diabetics are extremely prone to having vitamin deficiencies, as your body flushes out vitamins and minerals along with sugar when your blood sugar gets high. And yes, I have uncovered numerous deficiencies in the past two years and have been attacking them with a rigorous vitamin regime I found in the book "Reversing Diabetes." It seems to me this same body reaction would effect the calcium levels as well as vitamins.
With that, I'm dying to figure out where that old study got buried!
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