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

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® Pro Gum Health

    "To improve the health of your gums, you need to protect your gum line against bacteria - the root cause of problems like gum bleeding. That’s why new Colgate Total® Pro Gum Health toothpaste’s new and improved formula fights bacteria not just on teeth, but also your tongue, cheeks, and gums for 12 hours*. *with 4 weeks of continuous use"
  • Colgate® SlimSoft Gum Care

    Colgate introduces Colgate SlimSoft, a soft toothbrush for deep and gentle cleaning of teeth and gums. Product details for Colgate Slim Soft toothbrush provided on this page.