DIABETES & OTHER ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

Overview

According to Stats SA the national disability prevalence in South Africa is approximately 7.5%, 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.

In South Africa about 6% of the population suffers from diabetes, and there are many more that are undiagnosed. Of this 6%, approximately 10% have Type 1 diabetes and 90% have Type 2 Diabetes . 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.