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.
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.