iDENTify: Early identification of type 2 diabetes & pre-diabetes in the oral healthcare setting.
The Melbourne Dental School (MDS) at The University of Melbourne is conducting a study to investigate screening for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes in a private oral healthcare setting.
Diabetes in Australia is increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
In the oral healthcare setting, little is known about the management of patients with diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes or those at risk of diabetes. What is known is early diagnosis and treatment of this disease is critical to improving health outcomes.
iDENTify: Early identification of type 2 diabetes & pre-diabetes in the oral healthcare setting using the diabetes risk questionnaire (AUSDRISK) will help improve identification of asymptomatic individuals with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.