World Diabetes Day 2021: Treating periodontitis to improve the patient’s overall systemic health

9 November 2021
Filippo Graziani mentre spiega il legame tra parodontite e diabete durante periocampus

November 14th is the World Diabetes Day: a day created by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization to raise awareness about diabetes.

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Diabetes represents a growing phenomenon: according to ISTAT data, in the last thirty years its prevalence has almost doubled. Thanks to early diagnosis, however, we are seeing an improvement in the quality of life of people with diabetes.

Periodontitis and diabetes: a two-way street

The link between periodontitis and diabetes is bi-directional: people with diabetes are more likely to develop periodontitis, and people with periodontitis have a 30% higher susceptibility to develop diabetes.

For this reason, periodontitis treatment can ameliorate the control of glycaemia. In fact, the scientific literature has shown that periodontitis treatment in a diabetic patient leads to a reduction in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) with a percentage such that it significantly ameliorates the management of the disease itself.

Periocampus Advanced and diabetes: an in-depth look at Periomedicine

The correlation between periodontitis and the 57 systemic conditions associated with it-including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and others-has made it imperative to address this interesting correlation through Periomedicine, a special Periocampus Advanced slot dedicated to systemic diseases and the quality of life of periodontal patients.

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