Proceedings from the Symposium, Diabetes, Oral Health & Nutrition. Barcelona November, 2015

A Summary of Clinician observations of oral health in Diabetes and why AnOxident  balance  can be considered a useful adjunct to in care pathway of a Diabetic.

  • Periodontal disease affects glycaemic control.
  • At present, there is no specific treatment for diabetic oral disease.
  • The wound healing factors of gingiva are impaired due to insulin resistance.
Diabetes and periodontitis have become a global burden of chronic diseases. Both have many common risk factors.
  • Reduced saliva may be due to a disturbance in glycaemic control.
  • Hypo-salivation is related to elevated blood glucose.
  • Diabetes is defined by the WHO as a 21st century epidemic.
  • Periodontal diseases are the main oral health problem in people with diabetes.
  • Diabetes is a risk factor for periodontal diseases.
  • The risk of periodontitis is 3x greater in diabetics and poor metabolic control increases this risk factor.
  • Treatment of periodontitis has been shown to improve metabolic control.
  • It is imperative, therefore, to stop the damage from occurring.
  • Periodontal disease is a risk factor for systemic disease.
  • Poor Control of periodontal disease pre-disposes to Diabetes.

Conclusion

Early detection and treatment or periodontal disease can significantly reduce the complications of Diabetes.

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