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Facts About Diabetes And Dry Mouth

by Carol Wiley Why do diabetes and dry mouth often occur in the same patients? Two of the main causes of dry mouth for people with diabetes are medication side effects and high blood sugar levels, according to the American Diabetes Association. Other causes, not directly related to diabetes but which can exacerbate the problem, are poor hydration, breathing through your mouth and smoking. Developing diabetic neuropathy can also cause dry mouth. Oral Health Implications of Dry Mouth Your mouth becomes dry when you don't produce enough saliva. In addition to its role in the food digestion process, saliva washes food particles and bacteria off of your teeth and neutralizes acids in your mouth, helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Therefore, a lack of saliva increases your risk of cavities and gingivitis, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. This condition can also lead to other problems, including salivary gland infections, mouth sores, yeast infections (oral thrush) and irritation around the corners of the mouth, along with additional issues for patients with dentures. What You Can Do The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Res Continue reading >>

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  1. energy

    What happens to symptoms of frequent urination and dry mouth when you reduce the blood sugar level?

    Frequent urination and dry mouth are considered some of the reliable symptoms of diabetes. I see that lot of members in this board have successfully reduced their blood sugar levels. Congratulations!!! For the benefit of everybody, could you please tell;
    1) Have experienced such symptoms before when your blood sugar level was high?
    2) What happened to these symptoms after reducing your blood sugar level?

  2. freddyfry

    Those were the first symptoms to disappear for me. Blurry vision took a month or so.

  3. jwags

    When you change diet, start to take meds or insulins, bgs will start to come down. Part of this is due to the fact that the glucose you are eating gets into your cells and is not floating in your blood. As this happens symptoms start to disappear. I find, though if I let my bgs climb above 140 symptoms start to return.

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