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Perio & Diabetes

Our Perio & Diabetes campaign explains the links between periodontal diseases and diabetes and the actions that can be taken in terms of prevention, treatment, and management.

Periodontal diseases and diabetes are both chronic diseases that become more common as people get older. About 80% of people aged over 35 suffer from some kind of gum problem and about 7% of the population suffers from diabetes, although in many cases this goes undiagnosed.

The Perio & Diabetes project provides guidelines that explain the links between these two diseases and the steps that should be taken by: