The EFP has today launched their Perio & Diabetes project. This is an exciting collaboration with Sunstar and an ambitious project to promote awareness of the important links between periodontal diseases and diabetes.
For more information click here to read the latest press release.
The Perio & Diabetes project provides guidelines that explain the links between these two diseases and the steps that should be taken by:
- Oral-health professionals;
- Medical professionals and pharmacists;
- Patients and the public;
- The media.
The project also includes infographics and videos, reports that explain the science behind the guidelines, and a full bibliography. All the materials have been created by an expert team based on the detailed scientific papers produced by this workshop and published in the EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology. The project materials can be viewed on the EFP website: https://www.efp.org/publications/projects/perioanddiabetes/overview/index.html
As you will be aware, the BSP has done considerable work to raise awareness amongst professionals and patients of the links between diabetes and periodontal disease. Together with the diabetes community website Diabetes.co.uk, the BSP ran a campaign to raise awareness of the increased risk of periodontal disease in people living with diabetes. We have a page on our website dedicated to this topic containing research papers, professional guidance and patient and health care professionals Gum Health Awareness infographics: