According to leading charity Diabetes UK it is estimated that there are currently 3.2 million people in the UK living with Type 2 diabetes. And because of the burgeoning issue of obesity, this is predicted to rise to 5 million by 2025.
Type 2 diabetes occurs because the body is unable to break down sugar in the diet, which in turn leads to high levels of blood glucose which can damage the organs of the body.
The good news is that it is possible, in many cases, to control Type 2 diabetes by keeping well – increasing exercise and reducing dietary sugars.
But for those unable [or maybe unwilling!] to control their diabetes it is likely that they will need long-term medication to help control the disease. But as with any type of medication, drugs to control diabetes can have a number of side effects – one of which is a dry mouth.
If you find you do suffer from a dry mouth it is important to speak to your GP in the first instance. But it’s also important to be aware that you look after your oral health – a dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay.
Oralieve® Dry Mouth Relief products have been specifically designed to provide relief from the symptoms of dry mouth, whilst protecting teeth and gums. So if your diabetes medication is causing you to have a dry mouth, why not give Oralieve® a try?