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Peridontal disease : the overlooked diabetes complication

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Patricia Dunning
Periodontal diseases are infectious processes that occur in the presence of bacteria, which trigger an inflammatory response. Periodontal disease is associated with many medical conditions, including diabetes mellitus and its complications (such as kidney disease). It has been described as the "sixth diabetes complication" but is often overlooked in routine diabetes management and complication screening processes. Proactive, preventative dental and diabetes self care, as well as regular dental and diabetes assessment, are important management strategies because periodontal disease contributes to the progression of impaired glucose tolerance to diabetes mellitus and to hyperglycemia in individuals with established diabetes.

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Journal

Nephrology nursing journal

Volume

36

Issue

5

Pagination

489 - 495

Publisher

American Nephrology Nurses' Association

Location

Pitman, N. J.

ISSN

1526-744X

Language

eng

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C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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