Diabetes & Other Endocrine Disorders


Type 1 diabetes 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 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

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® Advanced Whitening

    Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Toothpaste helps remove stains and prevents against cavities, plaque and gingivitis and bad breath.
  • Colgate® Total® Advanced Fresh

    Colgate Total Advanced Fresh Toothpaste fights the bacteria that causes bad breath with mint flavor. Helps prevent cavities, plaque and gingivitis.
  • Colgate® Total® Clean Mint

    Colgate Total Clean Mint Toothpaste prevents cavities, plaque and gingivitis. It freshens breath and provides 12 hour protection.