How Your Dentist Could Help Screen You For Diabetes
A new study from researchers at New York University suggests dentists could soon use blood samples taken from patients' mouths to test for diabetes.By Ben Levin | February 27, 2015
Between cavities, plaque, gingivitis and about a thousand other things, people have a lot to worry about when they go to the dentist's office.
And according to a new study from researchers at New York University, diabetes could soon be added to that list.
The study took the blood of 408 people who were either diagnosed with or at risk of of diabetes. They took blood in two ways: first using the traditional "finger-prick" technique and then again using a new technique, taking blood directly from the patient's mouth.