We all know that type-1 diabetes can lead to a number of pretty scary side effects, especially if not controlled well, but in all my D reading over the years, I can't recall ever seeing a direct connection between type-1 diabetes and cavities. So I decided to do a bit of research on the web, and found that while there are countless articles on increased risk of gum disease in diabetics, there doesn't appear to be a definitive connection with diabetes and cavities.
All 3 of my kids have basically the same dental care routine. None of them are perfect, but they're good enough for the most part, and yet only my type-1 child is prone to cavities. Perhaps he doesn't brush as thoroughly, or maybe he's simply just got "bad" teeth, if there is such a thing. But it's really got me thinking now, is there a direct connection between type-1 diabetes and increased cavities?