Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SILVA, Aline Mendes; VARGAS, Andréa Maria Duarte; FERREIRA, Efigênia Ferreira e and ABREU, Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães de. The integrality of the attention in diabetics with periodontal disease. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.4, pp.2197-2206. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000400034.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal conditions of individuals with diabetes and to analyze how SUS has contributed to the health attention of these people in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State. For that, a sample of 300 individuals was selected and interviews with diabetics and health unit managers were conducted. From those, 55% presented gingivitis, 35.3% periodontitis and 9.7% were healthy. As for the integral attention for diabetics in SUS, it was observed that despite the fact that most of them were under medical supervision, only 27.3% were under dental treatment in basic health care units, 3.6% had specialized dental care and only 3.4% were seen by other health workers. Interdisciplinary care and attention in all levels of the system are essential factors for the integrality of health actions.
Keywords : Integrality; Periodontal disease; Diabetes mellitus; Oral health; Integral health care.