The patient with diabetes mellitus: etiology, epidemiology, principles of medical management, oral disease burden, and principles of dental management.

@article{Miley2005ThePW,
  title={The patient with diabetes mellitus: etiology, epidemiology, principles of medical management, oral disease burden, and principles of dental management.},
  author={David Douglas Miley and G{\'e}za T. Ter{\'e}zhalmy},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={
          779-95
        }
}
Diabetes mellitus is an etiologically and clinically heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders that share the commonality of hyperglycemia. Long-term hyperglycemia produces tissue damage, which ultimately manifests as microvascular and macrovascular disease, and neuropathy. The presence of macrovascular disease should alert clinicians to the possibility that the patient may have coronary artery disease, particularly because coronary artery disease and myocardial ischemia are likely to be… CONTINUE READING

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