I have had type 2 diabetes for about a year and a half, and my blood sugar levels are stabilising out as I lose weight, but I often find when I wake up the morning my mouth is very dry (like having cotton wool in my mouth), and I have a horrible taste in my mouth. I have also noticed an increase of cavities in my teeth. I brush my teeth twice a day, floss, and use mouth wash. Could this be related to my diabetes?
Dry mouth and increased susceptibility to cavities can be seen with high blood sugars.
Original posting 6 Aug 2002
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:35
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