“Has your life or the life of a family member been touched by diabetes?” I have asked hundreds of people this question and gotten an overwhelmingly positive response. This is not surprising when we see statistics like we saw in last week’s ezine.
But there’s good news: in many cases, diabetes and its related conditions can be reversed. Warning signs are often seen in the oral cavity in advance of diagnosis. What if we could intervene early with a referral and help our patients reverse this devastating disease? How can we best co-manage a diabetic patient? What are some of the “not-so-obvious” symptoms a diabetic may have?
For answers to these questions and more, be sure to tune in to next week’sHygiene Profits Mastermind Special Topic call when Kim interviews Richard Nagelberg, DDS and Larry Sweeting, DDS, Periodontist, on the topic of Co-Managing the Diabetic Patient.
“Understanding and Co-Managing the Diabetic Patient”
with special guests Richard Nagelberg, DDS and Larry Sweeting, Periodontist
Over the last two decades we have a seen a huge increase in the incidence of diabetes and related conditions. These conditions often have oral manifestations that can be detected prior to an official diagnosis. In many of these cases involving the Periodontist early is in the patients’ best interest. Additionally the adjunct of pathogen and genetic testing can influence the treatment plan and help the patient control their disease. On this call Drs. Nagelberg and Sweeting will clarify and enlighten us on the following:
- What you may not know about insulin resistance / diabetes and their effects on periodontal health
- Co-managing the diabetic patient and working cooperatively with the Periodontist
- The number one question you should be asking every patient with diabetes
- KNOW how your patients’ genetic profile effects their treatment plan
Date: Thursday, June 20
Time: 1:00pm Eastern
CE credits are provided by Inspired Hygiene.
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