Monday, October 22, 2012

Diabetics Unaware of Connection Between Diabetes and Oral Health

Colgate Total® Joins Forces with American Diabetes Association and Celebrities to Empower People to Help Take Charge of Their Diabetes with Proper Oral Care

In support of American Diabetes Month®, Colgate Total® is working with the American Diabetes Association to educate patients about diabetes and gum disease and to empower them to help take charge of their diabetes.

A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Colgate Total® about oral health reveals a lack of awareness about the various health issues associated with diabetes.

More than one third of all respondents (36%) are not aware of the link between diabetes and oral health and are less likely to associate oral health issues with diabetes than almost all other health conditions related to diabetes.

More than half (54%) report one or more symptoms of gum disease – yet 67% do not discuss their oral health with their doctor.

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