Inter J Stomatol ›› 2018, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (5): 579-583.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2018.05.014

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Effect and mechanism of diabetes on saliva secretion and salivary glands

Wei Li,Xiaolin. Nong()   

  1. Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College and Hospital of Stomatology, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, China
  • Received:2017-10-22 Revised:2018-04-30 Online:2018-09-01 Published:2018-09-20
  • Contact: Xiaolin. Nong
  • Supported by:
    This study was supported by Scientific Research and Technology Development Project of Guangxi(桂科能14123006-2);Guangxi medical and health appropriate technology development and popularization and application project(S201688);Guangxi higher education undergraduate teaching reform project(2016JGA161-2);Innovation Project of Guangxi Graduate Education(201010598RY10)


Diabetes and its complications can greatly reduce the quality of life of patients, dry mouth and more water intake is one of the main symptoms of diabetes. Saliva decrements and salivary glands changes may be important causes of diabetic patients to drink more, but also one of the risk factors for other oral problems. Studying the effection mechanism of diabetes on salivary secretion and salivary glands will be important for preventing and curing patients’ symptoms of thirst, maintaining oral health and improving their quality of life. This article reviews the effect of diabetes on saliva secretion and salivary glands and its mechanism.

Key words: diabetes, salivary glands, saliva, saliva reduction, dry mouth

CLC Number: 

  • R780.1

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