Doctors Learn about Maintaining Oral Health and More as a Diabetic
Our doctors took a course with Dr. John Devlin about the importance of oral health with diabetes. Dr. John Devlin is a medical director at Mercy Hospital Diabetes Center in Portland, Maine. He is also a consultant with Endocrine Medical Services, Maine General Medical Center, and VA Medical Center and Associate Professor at Tufts University. He has written for many journals and authored many book chapters about the subject and our office was excited to attend and learn more about treating diabetic patients.
This fascinating course discussed the following:
- Nutritional management
- Medical therapy
- Managing diabetes in the presence of other chronic conditions
- New technologies in diabetes management
Understanding diabetes as a doctor is important in treating patients, especially when it comes to oral health. The course involved a variety of facets for understanding diabetes and how it may affect many aspects of the body. Participants learned the classification, epidemiology and environmental influences of diabetes. General principles in nutritional management and diet were discussed, as these can directly affect oral health.
The Importance of Constant Learning of Medical Conditions & Technological Advancements
New technologies are important to stay on top of as well regarding diabetes and the ever-evolving advancements in medical care. The course finished with covering the latest in diabetes management, including insulin pump-therapy, continuous glucose monitoring devices and newer insulins. By knowing medical conditions of all different patients, we can properly diagnose and treat your dental condition.