Completely edentulous patients and association with diabetes - a retrospective study

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Debarun david, Dr. Dhanraj ganapathy, Dr. Manjari chaudhary


diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body doesn't produce enough insulin to meet its needs. Patients with   poorly controlled diabetes are at greater risk of dental problems.  Classified as type 1 and type 2, the cardinal signs seen are polydipsia, polyphagia, polyurea. Materials and method: :the data were obtained  from the patients who reported  to  saveetha dental college during the time period of june 2019 –march 2020.records of the patient and their history were obtained . Data of patients with complete dentures were identified and the history was taken.a  total of 40  diabetic  complete denture patients were identified ,all the relevant data extracted and analyzed . The results were analyzed using spss software version 2.0 by bm. Result:  the data collected from the patients management software were tabulated in spss and descriptive statistics were obtained.  Out of the total 40 patients, 24 were male patients and 16 were female patients.  In which they were ranging from 45 years to 50 years in age.  The most common age  range for diabetes in completely edentolous patients were seen in 47-50 years of age with 37.50% prevalence. Male complete denture wearers (60%) were more prevalent to diabetes than females ( 40 %) conclusion: our study assessed the prevalence of diabetes in completely edentulous patients, the overall results showed that male edentulous patients were more diabetic and were ranging from the age 45 years of age to 50 years of age. This study will help to create more awareness regarding diabetes  patients who enter the clinic and methods of safe treatment

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