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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: S. Black | 2019/01/10

Q.

Chronic severe misdiagnosed dental infection under a crown

An "odontogenic infection" of tooth number18 showed up on MRI for another reason.The tooth and crown were finally extracted. It may have been a problem for months to years and associated with an actinocmycosis infection. Blood glucose has been normal for years but a A1c that was checked for the first time 6 weeks after extraction showed pre-diabetes. Could this infected tooth./ crown and associated inflammation affect the A1c ? What would be a good interval to have the A1c checked again ?

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2019/01/10

Hi

The infection could have increased the HbA1c and therefore you can retest in 3 months time

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