Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes In Children and Adolescents
Following are assessment techniques that are easily implemented into routine dental hygiene practice.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the relationship between periodontal diseases and type 2 diabetes.
- Identify the components of the medical history and physical assessment that may reveal signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes in pediatric and adolescent patient populations.
- Discuss the practice implications for oral health professionals in the effort to support early detection of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.
This course was published in the December 2017 issue and expires December 2020. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.