Frank Varon, M.D.

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Frank Varon, M.D., wrote about diabetes for HealthCentral.

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Stress and Periodontal Disease: Questions and Answers with Dr. Varon

  1. What is the cause of the link between psychiatric conditions and periodontal disease? Periodontal disease does not develop by itself, and poor self- care behaviors are the most significant practices leading to its development. There are also sever...

Is diabetes a crisis?

A crisis poses different meanings for people. Some of this has to do with our upbringing and our genetics and the environment plays a major role. Understanding how a crisis might affect one person or another might be similar to assessing pain in a pa...

Diabetes and Anemia

What is anemia? Anemia is a medical condition in your blood when either your hemoglobin or hemocrit are below normal. Hemoglobin is a complex molecule in your red blood cells that carries the oxygen to the tissues in your body. The hemocrit is a perc...

Diabetes, Blood Glucose and Gum Disease

A Two-way Relationship. Many patients with diabetes might have trouble managing their blood glucose. For many, the problem is that for some unknown reason their blood glucose levels seem to bounce all over the place with little rhyme or reason. There ...