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Oral Health Care for Patients With Diabetes

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The following strategies will help dental teams support the oral and systemic health of this growing patient population.

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

  1. Describe factors contributing to the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes.
  2. Discuss the common measures of diabetes control and potential systemic and oral signs of poor diabetes control.
  3. Identify diabetes management strategies.
  4. Manage diabetes-related medical emergencies in the dental setting.

This course was issued in the May 2018 issue and expires 5/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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