It is not yet known why an increase in blood sugar causes a diabetic to feel dry, but theories suggest that this may be due to some drugs used to control diabetes

Chapped lips and Mouth sores. Dry mouth also affects saliva production around the teeth and under the gums. This increases the amount of sugar in the body, which leads to the formation of germs and plaque. It irritates the gums and causes gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Gum disease is more common in uncontrolled diabetes. Gum disease is an indication that your blood sugar levels are worse. Symptoms of gum disease include:
Red, swollen, sore, or bleeding gums
Tender or loose teeth
Changes in the way you bite

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