Cats or dogs with dental infections may have stubbornly high blood glucose levels. Since it's not always obvious that a tooth is infected, it's possible for this infection to be hidden, and appear only as a mysterious obstacle to regulation.
Ask your vet about dental procedures. Warning: Many vets will refuse to perform a dental procedure on an unregulated diabetic, even if the infection is what's causing the lack of regulation. Yet another vicious circle in diabetes.
- Diabetes and Periodontal Infection: Making the Connection-Clinical Diabetes 2005
Although this is a human-based article, it gives a fine overview of the special dental problems of diabetes.
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