Diabetes & Other Endocrine Disorders
In the U.S., 5% of people have Type 1 diabetes, which starts in children and young adults. In type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin, which converts sugar, starches and food into energy.
Type 2 diabetes is the more common type of diabetes in the U.S., with 29.1 million people (9.3%) who have this disease. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin and the body has higher than normal blood glucose levels. Men are at a higher risk of developing diabetes than women.
Research shows that there is a higher prevalence of gum disease among people with diabetes; adding gum disease issues to risk factors, as well as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.10
- Connections Between Diabetes and Oral Health
- Dental Care for Diabetics: Four Conditions to Watch for
- Diabetes and Dental Problems
- Diabetes and Dental Treatment: What You Should Know
- Diabetes and Gum Disease: Understanding the Link to Protect Your Health
- Diabetes and Its Effect on Oral Health
- Diabetes and Oral Health
- Diabetes and Teeth: Brushing Up on Oral Health
Other Info About Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders
- Know the Facts About Gum Inflammation and Diabetes at Every Stage
- Managing Diabetes and Dental Problems
- Periodontal Disease in Diabetic Patients Can Lead to Tooth Loss
- What Causes Diabetes?
- Facts About Diabetes and Dry Mouth
- What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
- Saliva May Hold Key to Detecting Deadly Diseases in the Body
- Diabetes and Gum Disease: Managing Your Oral Health