• SOURCE: Colgate-Palmolive

Small Steps to Managing Diabetes

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SCRIPT: Healthcare Now, I'm Brian Osuch. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and according to the CDC, people with diabetes are 2 times more likely to develop gum disease. Dr. Natalie Strand, author, first female winner of "The Amazing Race," and one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, explains… CUT: (Strand) The link between oral health and diabetes is there. It's important to know because a simple change like brushing twice daily with Colgate Total can improve your gum health in as little as four weeks. SCRIPT: People with diabetes might have to change the way they do things, but Dr. Strand emphasizes that that shouldn't limit them from any activities. CUT: (Strand) Small changes make a big difference. I think if you try to do big changes sometimes you are not going to succeed and you might just decide to throw in the towel. With small changes you will build confidence because you'll be able to stick to them. And overtime you can slowly add more and more small changes until you have a very healthy overall lifestyle. SCRIPT: For more information visit oralhealthanddiabetes.com. That's Healthcare Now from Colgate. I'm Brian Osuch.
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