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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Dry Mouth

I had a strange incident on Monday. We went to arrange to get my mum's stuff out of storage, and all the while I had a really dry mouth. To the point where my voice didn't sound right (i.e. not how it usually sounds). Now, I usually take this as a telltale sign that my sugar is high, but I couldn't particularly think of anything I'd eaten which would make it so.

Sure enough, when we got home, the dryness had eased somewhat and I tested my sugar - which was down at 8. For me, that's low. Indeed, my morning sugars have been around 7 ever since.

So I must remember that whilst high sugar levels can be a cause of dry mouth (before the stroke I drank far more fluids, when I assume my sugar was that much higher), there are other things that can cause it. I need to try and find out what.

1 comment:

  1. The obvious other cause is dehydration, although I shouldn't have been, I'd drunk pretty much as much as usual. I know I didn't take on any fluids at the storage place, and I've an idea that it subsided on the way home, although I didn't record what/when I had to drink. Anxiety is another biggie, but I don't remember feeling anxious.