Presenter: Michael A. Siegel, DDS, MS
Every practicing member of the dental health care team routinely manages patients with hypertension and diabetes. In the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of dialysis for end-stage renal disease, blindness, and non-traumatic leg amputation. Current information on hypertension guidelines and the medications used to manage the hypertensive patient will be presented along with current information and medications used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetics. The actions of these medications and their oral side effects will be specifically addressed.