Diabetes and Oral Health: Maximising Patient Well-Being – Dr Luca Fiorillo, University of Messina

Nov 5, 2019 | health and medicine

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Diabetes: Oral Health Related Quality of Life and Oral Alterations’, from BioMed Research International, a Hindawi journal. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5907195

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Diabetes is a chronic condition that also appears to impact on the oral health of patients. The major oral effect initiated by the development of diabetes is periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. Dr Luca Fiorillo and his colleagues at the University of Messina, Italy, have conducted an in-depth literature review to improve our understanding of the effects of diabetes on the oral health of patients, exploring further the effects of diabetes and its relationship with oral immunity, and how to maximise the quality of life of sufferers.


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