Severe gum disease may be an indicator of type 2 diabetes.
– In a recent study, one in five people with severe gum disease also had type 2 diabetes and were not aware of it.
– Gum disease may also be an early indicator of pre-diabetes.
– If left untreated, diabetes can result in serious complications such as chronic infections, kidney disease and vision problems.
“Early diagnosis and treatment of both periodontitis and diabetes will benefit the patient by preventing further complications.”
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