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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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