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iDENTify: Early identification of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes in the oral health care setting

If you are an oral health care practitioner practising in Victoria, you are invited to take part in important research on screening for type 2 diabetes in a private oral health care setting.

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The study aims to investigate if screening for type 2 diabetes in a private oral health care setting using the diabetes risk questionnaire (AUSDRISK) will help improve identification of asymptomatic individuals with undiagnosed diabetes or a risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, occurring in more than 85% of people with diabetes and in Australia diabetes is increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Despite this, 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.

The Melbourne Dental School, in collaboration with the Department of General Practice at The University of Melbourne and eviDent Foundation, are conducting an important study (iDENTify). The researchers for this project are Prof Rodrigo Mariño, Prof Michael Morgan, Prof Julie Satur, Prof Ivan Darby, Mr Geoffrey Adams, Dr Andre Priede, Michelle King, Prof Meredith Temple-Smith, Dr Phillis Lau and Dr Jennifer O’Connor.

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