How Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

The American Diabetes Association has designated November as American Diabetes Month. Diabetes can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and oral health problems.

In recognition of  American Diabetes Month, we suggest you update your knowledge of the connection between oral health and diabetes.  This  connection is covered in both the medical and dental literature.  The American Diabetes Association has also published an overview of oral health problems for diabetic patients.

In addition, Bibby library has created a list of internet resources including links to review articles and information for patients.

Update November 3, 2009: The American Academy of Periodontology has released a statement in support of the International Diabetes Foundation’s  guideline on oral health for people with diabetes.



One Response to How Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

  1. erin says:

    Great article. Thanks for spreading the word about the importance of oral health. The Institute for Oral Health is trying to educate people on the importance of this subject. Check us out at or on twitter

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