JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53-57

Screening of gingival crevicular blood glucose and capillary finger blood glucose in the diagnosis of diabetes


1 Department of Periodontics, JMF's A.C.P.M Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Implantology, JMF's A.C.P.M Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Alka S Waghmare
Kamal Hospital, Wadibhokar road, Deopur, Dhule - 424 002, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0754.121861

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Aim: The study aimed at obtaining glucose readings using gingival crevicular blood (GCB) to screen for undiagnosed diabetes during routine dental visits. Materials and Methods: The present study included 50 patients who were divided into two groups, i.e. Group A and Group B, based on bleeding on probing at the site of collection of GCB. Group A participants had blood collected from sites having adequate bleeding on probing, whereas Group B participants had blood collected from sites with little bleeding on probing. GCB and capillary finger-stick blood (CFB] glucose readings were obtained using a self-monitoring glucometer. Statistical Analysis: Correlations between both the samples were done using Pearson's correlation. Results: Group A patients' correlations between GCB and CFB glucose readings were high, whereas in Group B patients, correlations between glucose readings were low. Conclusion: GCB can be an excellent source for screening diabetes during routine dental visits.


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