Symptoms Diabetes: 4 signs of high blood sugar in your mouth that should not be underestimated

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Mouth spy of health! Some peculiar symptoms could signal high blood sugar and the onset of type 2 diabetes

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Mouth spy of health! Some peculiar symptoms could signal high blood sugar and the onset of type 2 diabetes





Il 2 type diabetes causes an increase in glycemia which in turn can affect the eyes, skin, feet and mouth. 

It is a chronic condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin, or does not use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that allows sugar to enter the body's cells, where it is then used for energy. When the body doesn't make enough or doesn't use it properly, sugar builds up in the bloodstream. This condition is known to impact the whole body, but it can also increase the risk of dental disease and other pathologies that occur in the mouth.

Diabetes and mouth and teeth problems

It has been observed that the majority of diabetic patients have oral manifestations, in particular:

  • periodontal disease,
  • burning in the mouth,
  • salivary gland dysfunction
  • candidiasis.

also the oral alterations could be readily observed in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially the coated tongue with proliferation of microorganisms on the surface. This is usually also accompanied by other symptoms, such as thicker or yellow tongue, or even bluish, thrush and fungal infection. (Read also: Feet, Diabetes Spies: These 4 problems can indicate fluctuations in blood sugar)

The reason? The high levels of sugar in the blood, mouth and saliva provide the perfect environment for bacteria and fungi to grow. Also, high blood sugar levels can increase the risk of gingivitis, periodontal disease and oral inflammation. (Also read: Health spy language: the signs to watch out for)



As a result, a burning mouth or tongue with burning could be a sign of diabetes. (Read also: Diabetic breakfast, eat with gusto while keeping blood sugar low)

There are some do it yourself remedies to relieve these ailments, such as:

  • Sip water often
  • Suck on ice cubes
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco
  • Limit your intake of salt and sugar
  • Use a humidifier in the bedroom when you sleep
  • Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candy
  • Using toothpastes and rinses.

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