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Up Your Knowledge on Type 2 Diabetes

Early detection of diabetes is vital for periodontal disease prevention and some of the first clinical signs of diabetes may be notable during routine dental examinations. Read on to evaluate how much you know about type 2 diabetes.

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Obesity rates among United States children and adolescents are declining, resulting in an increase in type 2 diabetes.

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Approximately how many children younger than 20 around the world have been diagnosed with diabetes?

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Children with poorly controlled glucose levels are at increased risk for periodontal diseases.

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Early detection of diabetes is vital for periodontal disease prevention and some of the first clinical signs of diabetes may be notable during routine dental examinations.

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Periodontal disease is noted as the “sixth complication of diabetes.”

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Obesity and diabetes in younger patients should also be used as risk factors for the development and progression of periodontal diseases.

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Which of the following should be assessed as it is specifically related to type 2 diabetes?

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Up Your Knowledge on Type 2 Diabetes
Congrats!
Congrats! You understand the ins and outs of type 2 diabetes. Get out there and put your know-how to good use!
Well done!
Well done! You’ve got the basics, but there’s more to learn. Continue to study the latest in type 2 diabetes to better serve your patients. You got this!
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Not bad, but there’s room to grow when it comes to understanding type 2 diabetes. Consider reading more about this common metabolic disorder. Good luck!

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