HOME   |    PDF   |   


Glucose monitoring from gingival crevicular fluid blood among chronic periodontitis patients at Ar Rass, Saudi Arabia



Faris Saleh A Alqazlan, Saad Obaid Alazmi, Nubesh Khan Syed*, Abdulaziz Abdulrhman A Alshumaym, Abdullah Ahmad A Aloyouni, Khalid Abdullah G Alfuryah & Saleh Suliman S Almuzaini



Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia; *Corresponding author



Faris Saleh A Alqazlan - E-mail: faris.saq2@gmail.com; Phone: +966-536244163

Saad Obaid Alazmi - E-mail: S.alazmi@qu.edu.sa; Phone: +966 557086619

Nubesh Khan Syed - E-mail: n.race@qu.edu.sa; Phone: +966 591506707

Abdulaziz Abdulrhman A Alshumaym - E-mail: Aziz.alshumaym@gmail.com; Phone: +966-558736158

Abdullah Ahmad A Aloyouni - E-mail: Abdullah.a3.uni@gmail.com; Phone: +966-564697979

Khalid Abdullah G Alfuryah - E-mail: Khhhhaled3@gmail.com; Phone: +966-563881820

Saleh Suliman S Almuzaini - E-mail: saloohsuliman6@gmail.com; Phone: +966-551469217

Communicated by Anil Kumar - anilkk44@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received April 1, 2024; Revised April 30, 2024; Accepted April 30, 2024, Published April 30, 2024



Gingival crevicular fluid blood (GCFB), during periodontal probing is useful to assess blood sugar levels using a glucometer. Hence, blood glucose levels in chronic periodontitis with and without diabetes were measured using gingival crevicular fluid and compared to finger stick blood glucose levels (FSBG). A total of 48 patients (24 diabetics and 24 non-diabetics) with chronic periodontitis who matched the inclusion criteria were divided into two groups, Group I and Group II, respectively. The entire patientís plaque and Russel's periodontal indices were recorded and a glucometer was used to measure random blood glucose from the gingival crevicular fluid and finger pricks. A positive association between the blood glucose level measured by a fingerstick and the gingival crevicular fluid is observed. Thus, GCFB can be used as a reliable chairside diagnostic technique for diagnosis diabetes in a dental setting.



Chronic Periodontitis, Gingival crevicular fluid blood, Diabetes mellitus. Fingerstick blood glucose



Alqazlan et al. Bioinformation 20(4): 337-340 (2024)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.