Diabetes, Gum Disease, and Death

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003
    Diabetics with severe gum disease are twice as likely to die from either heart disease or kidney failure as those without gum disease. That is the conclusion of a new study from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The study followed 549 people with type 2 diabetes for nearly 10 years. The death rate (from natural causes) for those with severe gum disease was 42 per 1000, while the death rate for those with healthy gums was 26.6 per 1000. The additional deaths for those with gum disease were due to heart disease and diabetic nephropathy.

SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0
 

In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine

Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.


 

 

Conference Coverage
News from the year's biggest meetings


Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


 

SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.