Acta diabetologia latina

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 223–228 | Cite as

Salivary secretion rate, pH, lactobacilli and yeast counts in diabetic women

  • Jolán Bánóczy
  • Mária Albrecht
  • Orsolya Rigó
  • Gyöngyi Ember
  • Béla Ritlop
Original Contributions


Saliva samples of 29 type I (insulin-dependent) diabetic women and 30 healthy women were analyzed and compared. Saliva secretion rate and mean pH were statistically significantly lower in diabetics.Lactobacillus counts were almost the same in the two groups, while theCandida albicans count was higher in diabetic women. In the diabetic group PI and OHI-S indices showed higher values as compared to the healthy control group, the difference being statistically significant (p<0.01). Studying the relation between the various salivary parameters, it was found that higher salivary secretion rate was associated with higher pH values and with a higher proportion ofCandida-negative cases, while lower salivary secretion rate coincided with higher OHI-S and PI index values.


Diabetes Microbiology pH Salivary flow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jolán Bánóczy
    • 1
  • Mária Albrecht
    • 1
  • Orsolya Rigó
    • 1
  • Gyöngyi Ember
    • 1
  • Béla Ritlop
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Conservative DentistrySemmelweis University Medical SchoolBudapestHungary

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