This position paper on diabetes mellitus was prepared by the Research, Science and Therapy Committee of The American Academy of Periodontology.

It is intended to:

  1. update members of the dental profession on the diagnosis and medical management of patients with diabetes mellitus;
  2. summarize current knowledge on the relation between diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases;
  3. provide an overview of factors in diabetic patients relevant to understanding the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases in these subjects;
  4. outline special considerations associated with treatment of periodontal diseases in diabetic patients; and
  5. discuss possible approaches to the management of diabetic emergencies in the dental office.

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