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Shaheen, A. (2017). SEVERITY OF PERIODONTITIS IN DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE-2: OBESE AND NON-OBESE SUBJECTS. Advances in Basic Medical Sciences, 1(1). Retrieved from


Background: The severity of periodontitis and Increased prevalence is generally

seen in diabetic patients. Current study was conducted to relate diabetes mellitus

type-2 with severity of periodontitis in obese and Non-obese.

Methodology: A total of 280 obese and non-obese patients having diabetes mellitus

type-2 with and without periodontitis were studied from Jan 2006 to June 2007.

The subjects were divided into seven groups (A-F) and 40 normal individuals. Pa-

tients of both gender between 31 and 70 years were included in this study. Blood

sample were taken and analyzed for fasting and post prandial sugar level. More

than 3 mm of periodontal pocket depth was recorded in periodontitis patients.


Results: Significant difference was observed in blood sugar level (fasting and

post prandial) in control and the non-obese/obese diabetic patients with peri-

odontal infection. In both obese and non-obese diabetics with periodontitis

depth of periodontal pocket was significantly raised when compared to con-

trol. However the mean of the depth of periodontal pocket was more in obese

patients with periodontal disease as compared to non-obese diabetic.

Conclusion: Depth of periodontal pocket was significantly raised in both

non-obese and obese diabetic when compared to control but in obese dia-

betic as compared to non-obese diabetic patients there was an increase in

the mean values of periodontal pocket depth with periodontitis.




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