In search of the sweet spot: the links between dysglycaemia and first episode psychosis


Ben Perry publishes his debut blog on a recent systematic review of impaired glucose homeostasis in first-episode schizophrenia.

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Periodontal disease and glycaemic control in diabetics


This review of the impact of periodontal treatment in diabetics in this latest in a long list of publications on this topic . This review only includes 7 trials and supports the effectiveness of periodontal therapy in glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients and periodontitis. Other more detailed reviews are available.

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Periodontal treatment may be effective in improving metabolic control in diabetics but clinical significance is unclear


The destructive form of periodontal disease, periodontitis, affects approximately 50% of adults and over 60% of over 65 year olds, with severe periodontitis affecting 10–15% of populations. It is biologically plausible that chronic inflammation from periodontal disease has an impact on diabetes control and a number of epidemiological studies have highlighted associations between the two [read the full story…]