Type 2 diabetes patients show worse dental markers in study

04/4/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Data on 448 survey respondents showed those with type 1 diabetes had the lowest number of decayed, missing or filled teeth, while such markers were intermediate in those without diabetes and highest among type 2 diabetes patients. The German researchers also found periodontitis rates were 65% in those with type 1 diabetes, 85% in healthy controls and 90% in those with type 2 diabetes. The results were published in the European Journal of Medical Research.

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