By Prof Dr. Dasan Swaminathan Faculty of Dentistry, Lincoln University College.
On Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021, the article ‘Gum Disease Can Raise Your Blood Sugar Levels’ by Prof Dr. Dasan Swaminathan, Faculty of Dentistry, Lincoln University College has been published in The Star. It is very effective article to produce mass consciousness about Gum Disease and its dangerous effects. The disease is an emerging global epidemic, the complications of which have a significant impact on the quality of life, longevity and healthcare costs.
There is a high probability of developing gum disease among diabetes patients. It is estimated that 346 million people currently suffer from diabetes worldwide. The destructive form of periodontal disease or severe gum disease is called periodontitis. Inflammatory periodontal (gum) disease is the most common chronic inflammatory condition of adults worldwide. It affects approximately 50% of adults and over 60% of individuals over 65-years of age, while severe periodontitis impacts 10–15% of populations.
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One more feather added to the cap of Lincoln University College (LUC), Malaysia as it is listed in the prestigious ‘Top 25 Global Performer in 2021’ under the category of ‘Student Mobility’ by umultirank (Germany). With this feat, LUC becomes the only university listed from Asia.
Prof. Dr. Sandeep Poddar, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Lincoln University College, Malaysia was invited and represented Malaysia at the 9th International Conference on Issues and Challenges in Doctoral Research (ICICDR-2021) coordinated and organized by Amity University Haryana, India under the Aegis of Global Network of Doctorates on the occasion of the World Doctorates Day on August 25, 2021.
The event was glorified by presence of Nobel Laureate of Peace Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Laureate of Peace Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Distinguished National Scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Distinguished Educationist Padma Shri J.S. Rajput. The President of the Association of Indian Universities Dr, G Thiruvasagam was the distinguished guest of honour and India’s Father of PARAM Supercomputer Dr. Vijay Bhatkar was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function which was also graced by Chancellor of AUH Dr. Aseem Chauhan.
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Mr. Ghanarupan Subramanian, year 5 undergraduate dentistry student of Lincoln University College and winner of Joseph Lister Research Travel Award for preventive dentistry, dental public health research at International Assoc of Dental Research Malaysian Section Conference is been interviewed by New Straits Times.
Impact Rankings 2021: quality education The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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