Diabetic Neuropathy Reduces Masticatory Efficiency In Type 2
A cross-sectional study included 172 patients with type 2 diabetes. Masticatory efficiency was determined quantitatively by using the GLUCO SENSOR GS-. The patients with type 2 diabetes who developed diabetic neuropathy had significantly reduced masticatory efficiency. Effective mastication is an important factor in successful diet therapy for diabetes. To prevent the progression of diabetic complications, especially in patients with diabetic neuropathy, it may be necessary to combine individualized therapies from dentists and nutritionists with consideration for the level of masticatory dysfunction.

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