Relationship between periodontal status and HbA1c in nondiabetics

J Public Health Dent. 2009 Summer;69(3):204-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2009.00122.x.


Objectives: Many studies have reported an association between diabetes and periodontitis. We analyzed the periodontal status and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level in nondiabetic subjects to investigate the relationship between periodontitis and glucose control in nondiabetics.

Methods: Periodontal status, HbA1c, serum cholesterol, triglyceride, body mass index (BMI), and demographic variables were assessed in 141 Japanese adults. The difference in the HbA1c level was evaluated among subjects according to periodontal status.

Results: After adjusting for age, gender, BMI, and smoking, alcohol, and exercise habits as covariates, the mean HbA1c was significantly elevated with periodontal deterioration (P = 0.023).

Conclusions: There was a significant relationship between periodontal status and HbA1c levels in nondiabetics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Body Mass Index
  • Chronic Periodontitis / blood*
  • Chronic Periodontitis / metabolism*
  • Female
  • Glucose / metabolism
  • Glycated Hemoglobin* / analysis
  • Humans
  • Lipids / blood
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Periodontal Index
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • Lipids
  • Glucose