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Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes Linked
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013
Type 2 diabetes exhibited an even stronger association with risk of periodontitis among those who consumed few fruits and vegetables, noted the study authors, from the Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry.

Periodontal Treatment Saves 1800 Dollars per Year for Diabetes Patients
Posted: Monday, April 09, 2012
Patients with diabetes who are treated for periodontal disease are less likely to see a physician and less likely to be hospitalized. Furthermore, they cost the healthcare system $1800 less per patient per year....

Diabetes Linked to Tooth Decay
Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2011
Research has found a link between diabetes and dental problems.

Regular Dental Checkups Can Help Detect Diabetes and Prevent Periodontal Disease
Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010
A group of dental companies are reminding people that regular visits to the dentist can help alert patients when they are at risk for the disease.

Reducing the Risk of CVD in Patients with Periodontitis
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
More evidence for dentists being part of the diabetes team: cardiologists and other physicians who manage patients with CVD should collaborate with dentists to moderate cardiovascular risk in patients who also suffer from periodontitis.

Treating Gum Disease Lowers Blood Sugars
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
The researchers said their findings highlighted the need for dentists to be part of the diabetes medical team along with doctors, dietitians, nurses and pharmacists working together in the treatment of people with diabetes. Infections increase blood sugars, periodontal disease is an infection, therefore we can assume that treating periodontal disease can improve diabetes control.

Effect of Periodontal Treatment on Glycemic Control of Diabetic Patients
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010
There is growing evidence that periodontitis may affect general health. This study by university researchers from the Netherlands was assigned to explore the robustness of observations that periodontal therapy leads to the improvement of glycemic control in diabetic patients.

Dentists Can Identify Patients at Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Event
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
We have seen that dentists can play a major role by identifying those at risk for diabetes, but now a new study indicates dentists can play a potentially life-saving role in health care by identifying patients at risk of fatal heart attacks and referring them to physicians for further evaluation.

Using an Antiseptic Mouth Rinse May Improve Blood Glucose Control
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The results of a new clinical study demonstrate that the plaque and gingivitis germ-killing action of Listerine® Antiseptic significantly reduces the amount of germs that travel from the mouth to the bloodstream in people with mild to moderate gingivitis, which can affect diabetes and CVD.

US Immigrants Provided Less Diabetes Care
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A new study shows that foreign-born adults with diabetes who move to the US are less apt to get certain types of recommended care than native-born US citizens with diabetes.

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