Correlation of Salivary Glucose with Blood Glucose in Diabetic Individuals

Behal, Sonia; Lele, Shailesh
December 2012
Indian Journal of Stomatology;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p212
Academic Journal
Aim: Saliva offers an alternative to blood as a biologic fluid that can be analyzed for diagnostic purpose. The aim of this study was to explore the potential of salivary glucose as a marker in diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes mellitus using glucoseoxidase method, and as a non-invasive method replacing an invasive blood glucose estimation method. Materials and methods: Fasting blood and unstimulated whole saliva were collected from 50 controls, 50 newly diagnosed diabetics, and 50 diabetics under treatment. Blood and salivary glucose were analyzed in the samples by glucose-oxidase method. Results: The mean level of salivary glucose was reported to be 0.53 ± 0.4mg/dl in controls, 1.14 ± 1.55mg/dl in newly diagnosed diabetics, and 1.22 mg/dl ± 1.99 in diabetics under treatment. Conclusion: The mean level of salivary glucose in diabetics was significantly higher than that in non-diabetics. A positive, linear and significant, yet weak correlation between salivary and blood glucose suggests some potential for saliva as a marker in diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes mellitus.


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