World Journal of
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Abstract

ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS OF THE STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERIODONTITIS AND DIABETES MELLITUS

*Dr. Amer Abdulkarim Abdul Rahman, Dr. Mina Hasan Auda, Dr. Ali Abid Hawiya and Dr. Zainab Saad AL-Gherany

ABSTRACT

Diabetes mellitus and periodontitis both are the most prevalent diseases among adults and older individuals worldwide. The correlation between these two diseases has also been well established. However, the awareness among diabetics for their increased risk of periodontitis is still lacking. The aim of present study was to assess the awareness of the strong relation between type Diabetes mellitus and periodontitis among patients with diabetes mellitus. A cross-sectional study was carried out by filling out the self-designed questionnaires by the researcher. The participants were diabetic individuals and all were registered as diabetics at Al Karama Specialized Dental Center- Al-Karama teaching hospital-Baghdad /Iraq. The study included (60) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The results showed that diabetic individuals are not aware of having increased risk for periodontitis. Also, the diabetic patients are not being informed by their physicians regarding their higher risk of developing dental problems as compared to non-diabetic individuals. It can be concluded that for better interdisciplinary understanding and comprehensive treatment for patients, it is essential for physician to understand the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus to provide appropriate assessment and management of health care needs of these patients

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