Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?

February 26, 2015 9:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The dentist's office may be a good place to screen people for diabetes, a new study suggests.

"In light of findings from the study, the dental visit could be a useful opportunity to conduct diabetes screening among at-risk, undiagnosed patients -- an important first step in identifying those who need further testing to determine their diabetes status," wrote principal investigator Shiela Str...

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