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Detecting Type 2 Diabetes in Pediatric Populations

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Easily implemented during routine exams, the following assessment techniques can help reveal early signs of this condition in children and adolescents.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between periodontal disease and type 2 diabetes.
  2. Identify the components of the medical history and physical assessment that may reveal signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.
  3. Discuss the practice implications for oral health professionals in the effort to support early detection of type 2 diabetes.

This course was issued in the February 2018 issue and expires 2/28/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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