Diabetes And Dry Mouth
What is Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease where a person’s blood glucose levels are far above normal. The human body turns most digested food into glucose or sugar, that is then used as energy. To assist the glucose into the body’s cells requires a hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. There are two types of Diabetes, both types attack the body’s ability to produce or effectively use insulin. Type 1 (formerly called juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent diabetes) destroys cells that release insulin and Type 2 (formerly called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) prevents the body from properly using insulin. Both disrupt the body’s ability to secrete insulin.
Xerostomia, or dry mouth, refers to any condition in which the mouth is unusually dry. Dry mouth results from an ineffective salivary gland that does not produce enough saliva. This is usually a result of a medication’s side effects or from a condition directly affecting the salivary glands. Dry mouth can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life especially the health of the teeth, appetite, ability to taste, swallow, and to digest food.
Diabetes and Dry Mouth
Diabetes can often lead to dry mouth. Many medications prescribed to diabetes patients have dry mouth side effects. Patients with dry mouth can often experience rampant tooth decay.
Moisturizing Dry Mouth Spray
It is highly suggested to treat dry mouth side effects to reduce the potential for worsening the diabetic condition. If you are looking to moisturize your dry mouth, try Lubricity. Lubricity is a unique moisturizing dry mouth spray that provides a lubricated and moist feeling in and around the oral cavity. It will provide a natural moist feeling of comfort and added protection for your teeth! Use Lubricity to address your diabetes related dry mouth!