Caring for Patients With Diabetes
Oral health professionals can play a role in supporting both the oral and systemic health of patients with diabetes.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe factors contributing to the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes.
- Discuss the common measures of diabetes control and potential systemic and oral signs of poor diabetes control.
- Identify diabetes management strategies.
- Manage diabetes-related medical emergencies in the dental setting.
This course was published in the April 2018 issue and expires April 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.