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:
- update members of the dental profession on the diagnosis and medical management of patients with diabetes mellitus;
- summarize current knowledge on the relation between diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases;
- provide an overview of factors in diabetic patients relevant to understanding the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases in these subjects;
- outline special considerations associated with treatment of periodontal diseases in diabetic patients; and
- discuss possible approaches to the management of diabetic emergencies in the dental office.
J Periodontol 2000
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