Need for Diabetic Screening an a Periodontal Setup


Diabetes Mellitus
Blood Glucose

How to Cite

Sneha Agarwal, K. Rekha Rani, & D. Satyanarayana Naidu. (2020). Need for Diabetic Screening an a Periodontal Setup. International Healthcare Research Journal, 3(10), 335-337.


INTRODUCTION: Periodontitis has been proved to be linked deeply with the chronic ailment diabetes. Research data shows that their relationship is direct and bifacial. The prevalence of both these diseases is on the rise but still there is a scarcity of diabetic screening in periodontal set-ups.
AIM: To lay emphasis on the need of diabetic screening in a periodontal set-up
MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study with an initial sample size of 200 patients was conducted. Periodontitis was evaluated with the CPI index and RBS was measured using a blood glucometer.
RESULTS: Significant difference in the periodontitis patients who were aware and unaware of their diabetic status.
CONCLUSION: Screening for diabetes in a periodontal clinic is conducive to the creation of awareness and early detection and treatment of such a chronic disease and can help avoid the setting in of related complications by giving the patient a chance to initiate an early intervention.


Preshaw PM, Alba AL, Herrera D, Jepsen S. Periodontitis and diabetes: a two-way relationship Diabetologia 2012;55:21–31

Loe H. Periodontal disease. The sixth complication of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care 1993;16:329–34.

Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2018American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care 2018; 41(Supplement 1): S13-S27.

American Diabetes Association Expert Committee on the Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus (2003) Report of the Expert Committee on the Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Care 26:S5–S20.

Rosedale MT, Strauss SM. Diabetes Screening at the Periodontal Visit: Patient and Provider Experiences with Two Screening Approaches. Int J Dent Hyg. 2012; 10(4):250–8.

Estrich CG, Araujo MWB, Lipman RD. Prediabetes and Diabetes Screening in Dental Care Settings: NHANES 2013 to 2016. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2019;4(1):76–85.

Soskolne W, Klinger A. The relationship between periodontal diseases and diabetes: an overview. Ann Periodontol. 2001;6:91–8. doi: 10.1902/annals.2001.6.1.91.

Lalla E, Lamster I, Drury S, Fu C, Schmidt AM. Hyperglycemia, glycoxidation and receptor for advanced glycation end products: potential mechanisms underlying diabetic complications, including diabetes-associated periodontitis. Periodontol 2000. 2000;23:50–62.


Download data is not yet available.