Diabetes in the Dental Office
Oral health professionals should have a basic understanding of glycemic monitoring and management to best serve patients with this common chronic disease.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the two main types of diabetes.
- Discuss the value of laboratory testing and patient self-glucose monitoring.
- Explain how the HbA1c test can be used by oral health professionals to manage patients with diabetes.
This course was published in the May 2015 issue and expires May 31, 2018. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.