Update on diabetes mellitus and related oral diseases

Oral Dis. 2004 Jul;10(4):187-200. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2004.01019.x.


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of complex multisystem metabolic disorders characterized by a relative or absolute insufficiency of insulin secretion and/or concomitant resistance to the metabolic action of insulin on target tissues. The chronic hyperglycaemia of diabetes is associated with long-term systemic dysfunction. The present article summarizes current knowledge of DM and details the oral and dental implications of this common endocrine disorder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus / classification
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Mouth Diseases / etiology*
  • Mycoses / etiology


  • Hypoglycemic Agents