Why No Dairy After Dental Implant

Dental Implant

Are you wondering if it’s possible to get dental implants with diabetes? The good news is, as long as your diabetes is under control, you can have implants without any issues. But what exactly does “under control” mean? Well, the measurement we use for diabetes is called HbA1c, and ideally, it should be around 7.5 or lower. If your regular blood tests show that your HbA1c is consistently under 7.5, then your diabetes is considered to be under control. In fact, the success rates for dental implants in people with controlled diabetes are just as high as those without diabetes.

However, if your HbA1c measurement is above 7.5, let’s say between 7.5 and 10, then you have moderate diabetes. And if it’s above 10, then it is considered severe diabetes that is not under control. In such cases, it’s important to speak to your GP to discuss potential medications that can help bring your diabetes under control. But don’t worry, there are other things you can do to improve your situation, and I’ll talk about that a little later.

When it comes to implants and diabetes, here’s what we know: If your diabetes is not under control, it can affect the healing process and the initial stability of the implant. Additionally, you may be more prone to developing long-term complications such as gum infections associated with implants, a condition called periimplantitis. So, to maximize your chances of success and ensure good healing without any infections or instability, it is generally recommended that you either don’t have diabetes or that your diabetes is under control.

Patient Success

Let me share with you the inspiring story of Peter, one of my patients. Peter was terrified of needles and his diabetes medications were no longer effective. His endocrinologist recommended insulin injections, which only added to his fear. However, after our conversation, Peter decided to embark on an inspirational journey. He changed his nutrition, adopting a plant-based diet, and the results have been incredible. Not only has he significantly improved his diabetes, but he has also reversed high blood pressure and cholesterol. Peter is now an absolute inspiration to me, showing that positive lifestyle changes can make a world of difference.

Reversing Diabetes

Another patient of mine recently came to me with concerns about getting implants due to her uncontrolled diabetes. Her GP had advised her against it, suggesting dentures instead. But I had some better news for her. While it is not advisable to have implants with uncontrolled diabetes, there are several lifestyle changes she can make to improve her diabetes without necessarily increasing her medications. Changing to a whole food plant-based diet, for example, has shown incredible results for many patients. Of course, it’s essential to work with your doctor to monitor your medications and adjust them as needed.

Research has shown that a whole food plant-based diet can have a significant impact on diabetes. For instance, studies conducted by Neal Bernard and the Adventist Health Study revealed that people who consume meat and dairy have a higher incidence of diabetes compared to those following a plant-based diet. By reducing or eliminating animal products from your diet, you can incrementally improve your condition, but if you want to see significant changes without relying heavily on medications, a whole food plant-based diet is the way to go.

Now, I’m not suggesting that you stop taking your medications abruptly. Always consult with your doctor and gradually reduce your medications under their guidance. It’s important to find a general practitioner who is knowledgeable about nutrition and its impact on health. You can visit the website called Doctor for Nutrition, which lists practitioners who specialize in this area. They can provide the necessary support and guidance as you make positive changes to your diet and lifestyle.

Healthy Lifestyle

Remember, implementing these changes can be life-changing. Many studies have shown that a whole food plant-based diet works better than medications alone. So, if you commit to making these changes and follow them diligently, you can significantly improve your diabetes control and overall health. The journey may not be easy, but the rewards are well worth it.

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