No matter how many times we hear it, we still need to hear it; oral health is an integral part of overall health.

So let us use times like these to devote some extra special attention both to our own oral (and overall) health, and that of our friends & family members. Encourage those family members and friends that you know need that extra push to get them to come to see us here at Yew Tree (we don’t bite).

Most likely all of us know someone who could use a little help, don’t let them go another day dealing with the detrimental effects an unhealthy smile can bring – not only to our teeth and gums but to our entire bodies as well. encourage, help and support!

We are so proud of 100% feedback from all of you that visited us in May. Thank you.

We are currently sending feedback requests via email to many of you, asking for your feedback this is greatly appreciated to any of you that have taken the time to do this. Thank you.

Here is Mildred. She lived through 6/6/1944. Reminiscing about her memories. Such a lovely lady. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

We commemorated this 75th Anniversary. We are lucky enough to have a few patients who were actually there and are thankfully still here to help us remember those brave selfless heroes.

Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes
Often diagnosed in childhood Usually diagnosed in over 30 year olds
Not associated with excess body weight Often associated with excess body weight
Often associated with higher than normal ketone levels at diagnosis Often associated with high blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels at diagnosis
Treated with insulin injections or insulin pump Is usually treated initially without medication or with tablets
Cannot be controlled without taking insulin Sometimes possible to come off diabetes medication

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Difrences Between Type 1 and Type 2

Whilst both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are characterized by having higher than normal blood sugar levels, the cause and development of the conditions are different.
It’s not always clear what type of diabetes someone has, despite what many people think. For instance, the typical assumption is that people with type 2 diabetes will be overweight and not inject insulin. While people with type 1 diabetes will be, if anything, underweight. But these perceptions just aren’t always true. Around 20% of people with type 2 diabetes are of a healthy weight when diagnosed, and many of them are dependent on insulinSimilarly, people with type 1 diabetes will in some cases be overweight.
Because both types of diabetes can be so varied and unpredictable, it’s often difficult to know which type of diabetes someone has. It’s not safe to assume that an overweight person with high blood glucose levels has type 2 diabetes, because the cause of their condition might in fact be attributable to type 1.
In some cases, when the type of diabetes is in doubt, your health team may need to carry out specialized tests to work out which type of diabetes you have. This way, they can recommend the most appropriate treatment for your diabetes.

Common differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Despite the uncertainty that often surrounds a diagnosis of diabetics, there are a few common characteristics of each diabetes type.

Please note that these differences are based on generalizations – exceptions are common. For instance, the perception of type 1 diabetes isn’t strictly true: many cases are diagnosed in adulthood.

The table above should be seen as a rough guide to the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, rather than hard and fast rules.

How does being diabetic effect your mouth/teeth?

People with diabetes are generally more susceptible to bacterial infection. Diabetics that have high blood sugar, which basically coats the immune-fighting cells and affects the blood supply to many areas of the body including the patient’s mouth. Here’s how it works: The poor circulation affects the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the gums, called the gingiva, and the cells in your mouth that help fight off infection. If the gums can’t get the nutrients they need, then it’s harder to fight infection. Also, poor circulation means the blood can’t carry away bad bacteria effectively.

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Also It’s especially important to look after your feet if you have diabetes. Here’s how to take care of your feet and advice on when to get professional help.

Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as peripheral neuropathy.

This can mean foot injuries don’t heal well and you may not notice if your foot is sore or injured.

The risk of complications can be greatly reduced if you’re able to bring your blood sugar levels under control.

Ensure that your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are also monitored and controlled with medication if needed.

  • See a private or NHS podiatrist at least once a year. You should be eligible for an NHS podiatrist if you have a long-term condition like diabetes. Ask your GP for a referral or find a local podiatrist.
  • Keep your feet clean and free from infection.
  • Wear shoes that fit well and don’t squeeze or rub. Ill-fitting shoes can cause corns and calluses, ulcers and nail problems.
  • Never walk barefoot, especially in the garden or on the beach on holidays, to avoid cuts and try to avoid sitting with your legs crossed so you don’t constrict your blood circulation.
  • Cut or file your toenails regularly.
  • Get corns or hard skin treated by a podiatrist.

Up and coming dates for July 

Denplan Summer Brush up
National ice cream day
International day of Friendship  

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