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Interventions in Obesity & Diabetes

Uncontrolled Glycemia in Diabetes Affects Oral Health-Related Quality of Life

  • Open or CloseMildreed OM and Juan Antonio AC*

    Unit of Clinical and Epidemiological Innovation of the State of Guerrero, Mexico

    *Corresponding author: Arreguin Cano Juan Antonio, Unit of Clinical and Epidemiological Innovation of the State of Guerrero, Secretary of Health of the State of Guerrero, Guerrero, Mexico

Submission: April 17, 2020Published: June 09, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/IOD.2021.05.000611

ISSN : 2578-0263
Volume5 Issue3


Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is considered as one of the main public health problems worldwide and increases the rate of hospitalizations, disabilities, and mortality. The World Health Organization estimates that, in 2014, 422 million adults in the world (8.5% of the population) had diabetes, and since 1980, this number has quadrupled. This increase is related to the risk factors such as being overweight, sedentary lifestyle, and alimentation. DM is characterized by prolonged increased levels of glucose in the blood which leads to the development of microvascular complications (retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, amputation, and periodontitis) and macrovascular complications (cardiovascular and stroke) [1-6]. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is the gold standard for monitoring glycemic control and higher levels of HbA1c (>6.5%) has been associated to increase the risk to develop diabetes complications. There is strong evidence that periodontitis is associated with DM and both diseases have a bidirectional relationship.

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