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Periodontal Disease Causes Gestational Diabetes In Pregnant Women
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, a professor of epidemiology and health promotion at the NYU College of Dentistry, led the study on 256 women at New York s Bellevue Hospital Center through their first six months of pregnancy.

Medications Plus Dental Materials May Cause A Reaction for Diabetic Patients
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
According to a study in the November/December 2007 issue of General Dentistry, the AGD's clinical, peer-reviewed journal, diabetic patients especially need to communicate special needs to their dentists. This is due to harmful interactions that could occur because of the materials and medications used at dental appointments.

Treat The Gums, Treat The Heart and Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007
Scientists at University College London (UCL) have conducted the first clinical trial to demonstrate that an intensive treatment for periodontitis (gum disease) directly improves the health of blood vessels.

Intensive Treatment of Periodontal Disease Improves Endothelial Function
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
A new study appears to suggest that treating periodontal disease can improve endothelial dysfunction, with investigators showing that aggressively treating periodontal disease, a potential source of low-grade inflammation, results in a long-term improvement in vascular function.

Periodontal Changes in Children and Adolescents With Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007
Periodontal destruction can start very early in life in diabetes and becomes more prominent as children become adolescents.

Gum Disease Predicts Kidney Problems for Those With Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Periodontitis -- an infection of the gums that destroys the tissue and bone supporting the teeth -- is associated with the development of kidney disease and end-state renal disease (ESRD) in patients with type 2 diabetes, doctors report.

Dental Infection Linked to Diabetes During Pregnancy
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Nearly one out of two women with gestational diabetes also have periodontal disease.

Care of Gums Improves Blood Glucose Control
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Standard treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth -- periodontitis -- can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under contro, dropping A1c 1.5 points.

Americans Need More Help Managing Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
U.S. patients and doctors alike show a surprising level of ignorance about diabetes and are not doing nearly enough to manage the condition, diabetes experts said.

Diabetes and the Dental Patient: PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND DIABETES
Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gum and bone supporting the teeth. It is a serious infection that, if left untreated, will lead to tooth loss. In untreated cases, periodontal disease can be life threatening for diabetic patients.

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