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Diabetes Medications Are the Most Expensive

Diabetes drugs are then followed by drugs for high cholesterol, hypertension and heart disease. Diabetes was among the top 10 most expensive traditional medications whose use went up between 2012 and 2013, rising 14%, whereas spend per patient for cholesterol and blood pressure/heart disease fell.

Diabetes and Periodontal Health Bi-directional

The two most common diabetes-related dental conditions include periodontal disease and dental caries. Other conditions may include; burning mouth syndrome, Candida infection, dry mouth, altered sensation of taste, altered tooth eruption and hypertrophy of the parotid glands. Non-dental health care providers often overlook diabetes-related complications that affect the oral cavity, which can have an enormous personal and financial impact on patients.