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Group increases awareness of connection between diabetes and oral health
Updated: 11/4/2011 6:59:55 PM

Called the GUMline to Waistline Challenge, the campaign is an eight week initiative aimed at getting people to eat healthier and maintain their dental health to reduce their chances of getting the disease.  November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and Sunstar Americans, which makes GUM products and nutritionist Robert Ferguson are joining forces to raise awareness of the connection between oral health and the risk of developing diabetes. 

Called the GUMline to Waistline Challenge, the campaign is an eight week initiative aimed at getting people to eat healthier and maintain their dental health to reduce their chances of getting the disease.

“For everyone, the link between oral health and overall health is important to consider - but this relationship is particularly crucial when patients are at high risk for diabetes,” said Dan Descary, managing director of Sunstar Americas.

People who participate in this challenge will be given instructions regarding healthy weight loss strategies and recommendations for achieving proper oral health. This will include diet and exercise tips, along with information on managing diabetes.

This is an important campaign, especially considering that many people are unaware of the connection between dental care and the disease.  

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