Main Newsletter
Mastery Series
Therapy Series
 
Bookmark and Share | Print Article | Items for the Week Previous | All Articles This Week | Next
This article originally posted and appeared in  Type 2 DiabetesPeriodontal Health and DiabetesIssue 672

Importance of Oral Health in Diabetes

A new European study shows an association between type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis.... 
Advertisement

The study surveyed 448 people taken from a nationwide diabetes information program. The mean age was 59.65 years old and included patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and without diabetes. These patients all had a dental examination and were assessed on their knowledge on the relationship between diabetes and periodontitis. The number of decayed, missing, or filled teeth determined dental health of the patients.

The results showed that dental health was lowest in people with type 1 diabetes, moderate for those without diabetes, and highest in type 2 diabetics. The overall prevalence for periodontitis was highest in type 2 diabetics (90%). In addition, 55% of all the participants were unaware of the relationship between diabetes and periodontitis. The researchers believe that the type 1 diabetics had the best oral health because the population observed was younger in age.

The study concluded that there is a strong link between type 2 diabetes and periodontitis and that these patients are unaware of this link.

Level of information about the relationship between diabetes mellitus and periodontitis - results from a nationwide diabetes information program. European Journal of Medical Research 2013, 18:6 doi:10.1186/2047-783X-18-6

Advertisement


 

Bookmark and Share | Print | Category | Home

This article originally posted 12 April, 2013 and appeared in  Type 2 DiabetesPeriodontal Health and DiabetesIssue 672

Past five issues: Diabetes Clinical Mastery Series Issue 216 | Issue 756 | Diabetes Clinical Mastery Series Issue 215 | SGLT-2 Inhibitors Special Edition November 2014 | Issue 755 |

2014 Most Popular Articles:

New SGLT2 Inhibitor Likely To Be Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted November 14, 2014
New Approach Targets Type 2's Poorly Controlled With Metformin
Posted November 14, 2014
Very Low Carbohydrate, Low Saturated Fat Diet for Type 2 Diabetes Management
Posted November 07, 2014
Exercise Promotes Preservation of Beta Cells
Posted November 14, 2014
Dietary Magnesium Intake's Role in Decreasing Metabolic Syndrome
Posted October 31, 2014
Grapefruit Juice May Affect Insulin Resistance
Posted October 23, 2014
Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #16: Diabetic Neuropathy
Posted November 02, 2014
Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #18: Hypertension in Diabetes
Posted November 16, 2014
FDA Accepts Filing of NDA for Empagliflozin/Metformin Fixed-dose Combination
Posted October 23, 2014
What's Hiding in that Insulin Box?
Posted October 27, 2014


Browse by Feature Writer & Article Category.
A. Lee Dellon, MD | Aaron I. Vinik, MD, PhD, FCP, MACP | Beverly Price | Charles W Martin, DD | Derek Lowe, PhD | Dr. Brian Jakes, Jr. | Dr. Fred Pescatore | Dr. Tom Burke, Ph.D | Eric S. Freedland | Evan D. Rosen | Ginger Kanzer-Lewis | Greg Milliger | Kristina Sandstedt | Laura Plunkett | Leonard Lipson, M.A. | Louis H. Philipson | Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD | Marilyn Porter, RD, CDE | Melissa Diane Smith | Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD, FASHP | Paul Chous, M.A., OD | Philip A. Wood PhD | R. Keith Campbell, Professor, B.Pharm, MBA, CDE | Richard K. Bernstein, MD | Sheri R. Colberg PhD | Sherri Shafer | Stanley Schwartz, MD, FACP, FACE | Steve Pohlit | Steven V. Edelman, M.D. | Timothy S. Hollingshead |

Cast Your Vote
If the U.S. Affordable Care Act is reversed in the new congress, what impact will that have on your patients?
CME/CE of the Week
Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD, MBA

Category: General Diabetes
Credits: .75
Search Articles On Diabetes In Control