Flow of study selection for mean salivary glucose levels.
figureposted on 2014-07-15, 03:04 authored by Paulo Mascarenhas, Bruno Fatela, Isabel Barahona
*Studies were excluded unless contained salivary glucose data (means, standard deviations and sample size) obtained from strictly diabetes mellitus type 2 patients and non-diabetic controls unstimulated whole saliva collected after a minimum fast period of 2 hours. Were also excluded if the full-text article were not available and the author(s) failed in sending a copy after contact request or failed in giving back supplementary required data inexistent in the original article. Records containing data already published in other article were also excluded.