Oral Hygiene and Hemoglobin in Connection with Glycosylated Haemoglobin and Comparison of Blood Sugar Levels from Capillary, Venous and Gingival Sites
Author(s): Aafrin Shabbir, KH Noorul Ameen and NN Anand*
In the present study 100 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients were selected who were on regular treatment with oral hypoglycemic agents. The study population comprised of 100 patients out of which 67 were females and 33 were males. The patients selected were between 35 years to 60 years and the duration of diabetes ranged between 5 to 10 years. BMI was assessed and among the overweight and obese 74.4% are overweight and had very poor oral hygiene. 70% of patients above 40 years have poor oral hygiene. 77.27% of patients with a duration of diabetes of more than 5 years have poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene can be taken as a factor for high glycated hemoglobin i.e., high blood sugar levels indicating poor glycemic control.