1921 - Aging And Diabetes Mellitus A Dental Public Health...

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Aging And Diabetes Mellitus: Aging And Diabetes Mellitus: A Dental Public Health Problem A Dental Public Health Problem Along The US Along The US - - Mexico Border Mexico Border Frank Cortez-Flores, PhD, DDS, MS, MPH Loma Linda University
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ABSTRACT Type 2 Diabetes is a major public health problem affecting certain ethnic groups. Diabetes studies of the Hispanic population have been conducted in the American Southwest: 33% of Mexican-Americans 64 to 75 years of age have type 2 diabetes 42% have undiagnosed diabetes.
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ABSTRACT (cont’d) Diabetes in Hispanic Americans is a serious oral health challenge Periodontal disease and diabetes are two chronically linked conditions: diabetes increases the risk of developing destructive periodontal disease The prevalence of type 2 diabetes increases with age.
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INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease characterized by chronic hyperglycemia , which is the main indicator of the diabetic state. Disease is of slow onset and progression May remain asymptomatic for many years The most identifiable symptoms are: polydipsia, polyuria, polyphagia, and weight loss There is no cure for diabetes.
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Major Studies of Diabetes in Major Studies of Diabetes in Hispanic Americans Hispanic Americans Five population studies conducted in the past 20 years provide the majority of information that exists about the incidence and progression of diabetes among Hispanic Americans: The Starr County Study (Texas) conducted in 1981 assessed the prevalence of severe hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) in almost 2,500 people age 15 or older.
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Major Studies of Diabetes in Major Studies of Diabetes in Hispanic Americans Hispanic Americans 1(cont 1(cont d) d) The San Antonio Heart Study (Texas) , begun in 1979, assessed diabetes in more than 3,000 Mexican Americans and almost 2,000 non- Hispanic whites between the ages of 25 and 64. The San Luis Valley Diabetes Study (Colorado) , a continuing study that began in 1984, estimated the prevalence of diabetes in Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites in two counties in southern Colorado.
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Major Studies of Diabetes in Major Studies of Diabetes in Hispanic Americans Hispanic Americans 2(cont 2(cont d) d) The Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES), 1982-84 , investigated the prevalence of diabetes in Mexican Americans in the southwestern United States among other national Hispanic groups. The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-94 , determined the prevalence of diabetes in national samples of Mexican Americans, African Americans, and whites.
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How Do Diabetes Complications How Do Diabetes Complications Affect Hispanic Americans? Affect Hispanic Americans?
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