Diabetes is a disease that affects the proper functioning of the body and nowhere is the damage more evident than in the sufferer’s mouth. For diabetics, good oral health becomes even more important as higher blood sugar levels can impair the proper functioning of the immune system. A good regimen is thus very important for diabetics – generally, diabetics are not accorded any special treatment. They have to pay for their own dental care like everyone else. People may be eligible for free treatment on the basis of their age or benefits under programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
Some people definitely face obstacles to getting proper dental care, which impacts their overall health in the long run. Factors like age, demographic status, where they live and low wage jobs are some important factors. Education and access to free clinics are some areas that are getting serious attention from government agencies and dentists.