TO CHECK THE RELIABILITY OF GINGIVAL BLOOD GLUCOSE ESTIMATION FOR SCREENING OF DIABETES MELLITUS BY COMPARING IT WITH FINGER CAPILLARY BLOOD GLUCOSE ESTIMATION
Varun Arora*, Vikas Dhillon, Ruchi Juneja, Ginnia Bhayana, Ridhi Taneja and Rupinder Singh
Gingival crevicular blood collected during periodontal examination might be an alternative source for glucometric analysis, in patients exhibiting atleast one inflamed site with bleeding on probing for screening of Diabetes mellitus. A high degree of correlation in blood glucose estimation between Gingival Crevicular Blood & Finger Capillary Blood samples confirms the former to be another reliable source.
Keywords: Reliability; Gingival blood glucose estimation; Finger capillary blood glucose estimation; Diabetes mellitus.
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