What causes dry mouth while treating diabetes?

Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Diabetes
Question: I am taking metformin 750-------750------500+glimepride 1 mg.for
diabetes/sugar control.in the early morning i feel mouth dryness for
the last 3-4 days.Today I checked B.P. IT was 107/68/62 .Please
suggest if diabetes medicins need to be re adjusted w.r,to its dosage.
Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
High glucose level suggested:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I have gone carefully through your concern.
The symptom you reported (dry mouth) is suggestive for high glucose level (over 180 mg/dl) but it should confirmed by checking the blood sugar.
To judge about the current treatment you should also check the HBA1c level or glycated hemoglobin that shows the mean blood glucose level of the last 3 months.
It gives an accurate result of the mean blood sugar and the effect of current treatment.
If it is over 6.5% it means that the treatment should be modified.
Do not hesitate to attach the results, so i can give you further suggestions regarding the treatment.

Best wishes,
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