SIGNIFICANCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN DIABETIC INDIVIDUALS WITH PERIODONTITIS

  • AKSHATHA SHETTY LECTURER
  • RAHUL BHANDARY Professor
Keywords: Antioxidants, Periodontitis, Oxidative stress, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Vitamin C.

Abstract

Introduction: The purpose of this research was to evaluate the serum level of vitamin C in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with and without periodontitis, and also to interpret whether raised or lessened serum vitamin C levels might be associated to a possibility for building oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes mellitus with periodontitis. Material and Methods: Investigation was conducted on diabetic subjects with and without periodontitis. The serum vitamin C level was determined using the 2, 4- dinitrophenylhydrazine method, and the spectrometer was used to read the concentration of serum vitamin C. The data attained were statistically calculated using the ANOVA test and post-hoc test. Results: The findings revealed that average serum vitamin C levels were reduced considerably among test groups (groups B, C, D) (p< 0.0001) in contrary to the healthy control group. Conclusion: The existing results are proof that reduced concentration of antioxidants such as vitamin C is related to a greater threat to the increase of oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and periodontitis.

Author Biography

RAHUL BHANDARY, Professor

Corresponding Author,

Prof (Dr) Rahul Bhandary,

Professor,

Dept of Periodontics and Implantology,

A.B.Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences,

Nitte Deemed to be University,

Mangalore

Contact No: 9483459280

Email id: dr_akshata4u@yahoo.co.in

Published
2020-03-15
How to Cite
SHETTY, AKSHATHA, and RAHUL BHANDARY. 2020. ‚ÄúSIGNIFICANCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN DIABETIC INDIVIDUALS WITH PERIODONTITIS‚ÄĚ. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 27 (1), 4-8. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/697.
Section
Original Research Articles