Relationship Of Diabetes Control To Periodontal Status In Type 1 Diabetic Patients In A Libyan Population: A Baseline Study

Original article


Salem Abufanas 1, Suleiman Omer 2, Mohamed Jaber 1, Sam Thomas 1

1-Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE 2-Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya

IJMBS 2010, 2(3):11-117


Objective: to compare the severity of periodontal disease of type-1insulin-dependent diabetics (IDDM) and non-diabetics and to further compare the periodontal status in the controlled and uncontrolled diabetics in a group of Libyan population.
Materials & Methods: The periodontal status of 30 diabetic and 30 control subjects were examined. The diabetic group was further subdivided into controlled and uncontrolled groups. Results: There were significant differences between the whole diabetic group and the control group as regard to the periodontal status. A comparison between the controls and diabetic subgroups revealed that controlled diabetic patients had poor periodontal health than controls. Within the diabetic subgroups, there was more loss of attachment in the uncontrolled diabetics.
Conclusion: Better periodontal health in the diabetic patients seems to be connected with good control of diabetes, indicating better resistance of the periodontium.

Keywords: Periodontal status, Diabetes, Diabetes control & Periodontitis, Gingivitis, Periodontal health, Oral health.