Diabetes & Other Endocrine Disorders

Overview

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.

Understanding

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

Other Info About Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders

 

If you have diabetes, take early steps to protect your mouth

If you have diabetes you are at risk of developing gum disease. Try using one of our toothpastes to help prevent gum disease before it starts.

  • Colgate Total® Charcoal Deep Clean

    Fights bacteria not just on your teeth but also on your tongue, cheeks and gums, for a healthier mouth with new Colgate Total® Charcoal Deep Clean. Its unique formula with micro-charcoal particles provides a deep clean and protects against bacteria for 12 hours. *with 4 weeks of continuous use
  • Colgate Total® Whitening

    A confident and attractive smile comes with bright white teeth and the health of your mouth. That’s why new Colgate Total® Whitening has a unique formula that not only helps remove surface stains for whiter teeth**, but also keeps your whole mouth healthy by fighting bacteria on teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums for 12 hours*. *with 4 weeks of continuous use **vs regular fluoride toothpaste
  • Colgate Total® Pro Breath Health

    To have confidence to connect with the world around you, your breath should be fresh and healthy. That’s why new Colgate Total® Pro Breath Health toothpaste’s unique formula, with Odor Control technology, helps eliminate bad breath odor and bacteria. It fights bacteria not just on teeth, but also your tongue, cheeks, and gums for 12 hours*. *with 4 weeks of continuous use