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Los dentistas detectaran diabetes ignorada February 10, 2006

Posted by dstop in Medidores, Noticias medicas.

XXXLimagenLos higienistas dentales californianos ayudaran a identificar casos de diabetes ignorada dado que los diabeticos presentan mas del doble de problemas periodontales que un individuo sano siendo por lo tanto la salud dental el primer y mas fiable indicador de una diabetes

California dental hygienists help identify undiagnosed diabetics

Posted Mar 29th 2006 2:29PM by Diane Rixon
Filed under: Type 2, Adult Onset, Lifestyle
The California Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA) has launched an initiative to help identify people with undiagnosed diabetes. People with diabetes are two to three times more likely to have periodontal disease, and periodontal disease may be the first sign that a person has diabetes, says the CDHA. In addition, researchers suspect that periodontal disease, once it develops, can worsen blood sugar control, making the effects of the diabetes potentially much worse and prone to complications. An estimated one-third of diabetics in the US are undiagnosed, making this one of the major issues facing health professionals and the country at large. It therefore makes very good sense for the association to have gotten in on the act of helping to catch all these undiagnosed people. Now I’m wondering why this isn’t being done everywhere. Or maybe it is and I just don’t know about it! Anyway, kudos to the CDHA.

California dental hygienists help identify diabetics



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