Navigation Links
American Diabetes Association Announces Multi-Year Collaboration With Colgate-Palmolive

National Strategic Partnership will advance education around the oral health-diabetes connection

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced that Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) has signed on to become a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association. As a National Strategic Partner (NSP), Colgate will support ADA's oral care activities which will seek to further the understanding of the connection between oral health and diabetes, and educate health care professionals, patients, and the public about the importance of good oral care for people with diabetes -- as well as those at risk for developing diabetes.

As part of this relationship, Colgate has committed to support ADA's education efforts on the oral health-diabetes connection through the development of educational resources and materials to improve the awareness and understanding of the oral/systemic health association.

"We are thrilled to have Colgate join forces with the American Diabetes Association to help deliver important information about diabetes and oral health," said John Buse, MD, Ph.D., President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association. "There has been a growing body of evidence suggesting that infections in the mouth can affect overall health and lead to systemic diseases such as diabetes. While more research is needed to understand the causal association, we believe this collaboration will benefit our constituents because maintaining healthy teeth and gums is not only important to the health of the mouth, but also important to the body's overall health as well."

It is estimated that people with diabetes are 2 to 5 times more likely to develop periodontal (gum) disease than people without diabetes, probably because people with diabetes are more susceptible to contracting infections. People who do not have their diabetes under control are especially at risk.

As a National Strategic Partner, Colgate will support the following elements of ADA's oral care activities:

-- "Ask the Dentist" On-Line Chat Series

-- ADA's Oral Hygiene Section of

Working together, ADA and Colgate want to further the understanding of the connection between oral health and diabetes. In addition to things consumers know they can do to help protect their overall health and help prevent diabetes -- like lose weight, be physically active, eat right, keep cholesterol and blood pressure under control, and stop smoking - they can also take care of their mouths.

Nearly 21 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, a disease characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin. Another 54 million Americans are estimated to be at high risk for developing this disease. Diabetes can lead to severely debilitating or fatal complications, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, and amputations. It is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's premier voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. The Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association provides services to hundreds of communities across the country. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

SOURCE American Diabetes Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
10. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a ... such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain ... following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra ... authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. ... years that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in the ... cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has secured ... led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel Capital ... Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization of ... of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing the ... the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes such ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure on ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: