Wednesday, November 14, 2018

World Diabetes Day - take part in an important research study

Today is World Diabetes Day. There are 1.7 million Australians living with diabetes and it is now the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. 280 Australians develop diabetes every day - that’s one person every five minutes.

Diabetes is increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence:

  • Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing
  • Gestational diabetes in pregnancy is increasing.

Despite this, in the oral healthcare setting little is known about the management of patients with diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes or those at risk of diabetes. What is known is early diagnosis and treatment of this disease is critical to improving health outcomes.

Oral health care practitioners are in an important position to identify patients with or at risk of type 2 diabetes. We invite you to take part in this important eviDent research project on screening for type 2 diabetes in the private oral health care setting.

To find out more and register: