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Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Diabetes Mellitus Patients

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Diabetes Mellituspatientsin dental management
shabeel pnhttp://hihttp://hi--dentfinishingschool.blogspot.com/dentfinishingschool.blogspot.com/ http://apexiondental.com/
 
I
ntroduction
D
iabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized byrelative or absoluteinsufficiency of insulin, andresultantdisturbances of carbohydrate metabolism.
The major function of insulin is to counter theconcerted action of a number of hyperglycemia-generating hormones and tomaintain low bloodglucose levels.
 
E
pidemiology
6%
(1
6
million persons)of the general populationin the US have diabetes mellitus.
 Almost20
%
of adultolder than
65
y/o have
DM
.
 A dental practice serving an adult population of 2,000 can expect to encounter 40-80 personswithdiabetes, about half of whom will be unaware of their condition.
National Institutes of Health, Aug 2001

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