Insulin Resistance and Diabetes: The relationship to Oral and Systemic Disease
Date & Time
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lory Laughter

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course the participant will:

  • Understand the role cytokines play in diabetes and insulin resistance.
  • Recognize the relationship between IR and diabetes related to oral health.
  • Develop health history questions designed to recognize possible insulin ┬áresistance and related disorders.
  • Create an education plan for patients to help them play an active role in addressing diabetes and insulin resistance as well as associated inflammatory diseases.

Insulin resistance (IR) is considered a chronic and low level inflammatory condition. It is closely related to altered glucose tolerance, abdominal obesity, and coronary heart disease. IR is accompanied by an increase in the inflammatory cytokines like interleukin-1 and 6, tumor necrosis factor-╬▒, Levels of these cytokines also effect the progression of IR.

Periodontitis is the most common oral diseases. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are released in the disease process of periodontitis, including IL-1 and IL-6. Periodontitis can be attributed with exacerbation of IR.

Data in the literature supports a "two-way relationship" between diabetes and periodontitis.

The co-existence of systemic and oral inflammatory diseases warrants closer examination by dental professionals. Appropriate health history questions and review is essential in helping patients maintain oral health.

Location Name
Suwannee 1-4
Full Address
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746
United States
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CEU Credits: 2