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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #9: Infections in Diabetes Part 1 of 3

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David Levy, MD, FRCP Introduction Infections in patients with diabetes are a persistent trap for both the inexperienced and world-wise physician. Whenever someone with diabetes presents unwell, always consider the possibility of infection. High blood glucose levels predispose to some acute infections, especially postoperatively, but other mechanisms are involved, for example …

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Diabetes Screening at the Dentist

Dental visits may allow for diabetes screening and monitoring glucose control in at-risk patients… A new study suggests that using gingival crevicular blood, collected during dental visits, for HbA1c testing produced values that were nearly identical to those obtained using finger stick blood. Correlation was 0.991 between the HbA1c values …

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Dental Air Force Home Dental Cleaning System

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Dental Air Force Home Dental Cleaning System    The Dental Air Force home teeth cleaning system is an innovative appliance that is a completely new way to care for your teeth between regular dental cleaning. The system generates a precise jet of air that combines with specially formulated dental cleaner and water …

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PerioChip for Periodontal Disease

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PerioChip for Periodontal Disease  Dexcel Pharma Technologies has announced that PerioChip (chlorhexidine gluconate) is now available for the adjunctive treatment of adult periodontitis with a pocket depth (PD) ≥5mm, when used with scaling and root planning. Two multicenter studies have shown that patients who received PerioChip after scaling and root …

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