Other mouth-related problems associated with high blood sugar levels
Other signs include:
- Tooth decay
- Gum inflammation (gingivitis)
- Infection in the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth (periodontitis)
- Dry mouth (xerostomia)
- Fungal infections (oral thrush)
- Irritated and sore mouth, meaning you might have difficulty Wearing dentures
- Tooth loss
What should I do if I recognise symptoms?
According to the NHS, you should see a GP if you recognise the signs of type 2 diabetes.
“You’ll need a blood test, which you may have to go to your local health centre for, if it cannot be done at your GP surgery,” explains the health body.
The earlier diabetes is diagnosed and treatment started, the better.