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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-18

Orthodontic plight: Diabetes mellitus


1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Private Practitioner, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Abhimanyu Rohmetra
Room no 6 Boys PG Hostel, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_1_18

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Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both and is characterized by hyperglycemia. The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of different organs, especially the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is growing rapidly worldwide and is reaching epidemic proportions. This article briefly deals with the medical aspects of DM, its oral manifestations and orthodontic treatment considerations.


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