This morning I had my 6 month dental check-up. Thankfully, going to the dentist is one thing I've never feared. This may be part of the reason I've never missed a 6 month check-up. The other reason is that it's nice going to see a medical professional for reasons that aren't diabetes related.
For a long time I thought that my teeth were one of the very few parts of my body that were 100% not impacted by my diabetes (also in that list: hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, belly button and earlobes). It felt good thinking that no matter what might happen to my eyes or feet at least I'd have a full set of pearly whites and a doctor that didn't care that I'd checked the "diabetes" box on the intake form.
I lived in this bubble of oral hygiene ignorance for a really, really long time. Eventually, actual facts and information entered the picture. Rather than rattle of the million and one things that can happen to your diabetic mouth (or mouth living with diabetes), I'd suggest reading this great summary on the ADA website.
So, if you haven't been to the dentist in a while, make an appointment. Oh, and if you suck at flossing, go out and find a boyfriend who LOVES flossing and after watching his impeccable technique night after night you will feel so guilty and disgusted with yourself that you'll start flossing too.
ownton Abbey (stop reading if you haven't seen the season 3 finale)
Look, I'm all for encouraging people to reach for the stars, dream big, go for that better job and bigger opportunity, but not when it impacts my TV viewing experience! All I can say is no one else on the cast of "Downton Abbey" better get the idea that the grass is greener on the other side; it's usually not. Just go talk to Anthony Edwards (a.k.a. Dr. Mark Greene) or David Caruso (thanks Patty).
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P.S. Does anyone know how to get rid of the boxes around both of the "Ds"? I copied and pasted the code off the dailydropcap.com, but I can't get rid of the boxes.
P.P.S. Happy birthday to the best flosser I know... =)