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Bad Breath Can Be A Hidden Sign Of Diabetes

Aug 17, 2007
There are a few reasons why you may experience bad breath from time to time. Sometimes these reasons are eith hard or impossible to get rid of. One such reason is diabetes. Halitosis or bad breath can be a symptom of diabetes. If you suspect you have diabetes you must consult your doctor first. Individuals with diabetes can take measures to eliminate halitosis by taking a few simple steps. Here are a few things that you can do to make sure that your breath stays fresh all day.

Individuals with diabetes have to constantly be mindful of their blood sugar, and the main way to make sure that blood sugars are kept at a healthy level is to maintain a healthy diet. Since the body does not create insulin in people with diabetes, eating foods that are high in artificial sugars is definitely not a good idea. So, you will have to make sure that you are consuming foods with natural, healthy sugars in order to keep blood sugars normal.

When blood sugar is too low or too high, even in people who do not have diabetes, the breath can smell sweet sugary. This is because sugar stops the body from adequately processing nutrients in the body, and sugar also takes on a different scent after it has dried. The function of the liver and the kidneys is also compromised when you consume foods with high amounts of sugar, and the odor of your breath can also be an indication of improper liver function.

Making sure that you have fresh breath every day is easy-even if you have diabetes. Drinking plenty of fluids every day, especially water, all-natural juices, and diet soft drinks will help to remove bacteria from the mouth and flush out the poisons in the mouth and in the body that can cause bad breath. You can also increase your exercise (up to 3 or 4 times a week if you've exercising before), so that your body can get rid of impurities quicker.

If you've tried these suggestions and are not seeing (or smelling) any improvement in your breath, talk to your doctor right away. You may not be noticing any progress due to a more serious internal or digestive problem, so your physician may have to change your insulin injections in order to help regulate your blood sugar more effectively. Checking your blood sugar from your side instead of your finger may also be a good way to get an accurate reading, so you will know which changes to make in your diet or lifestyle for a healthier body and fresher breath.
About the Author
Jeff Clare writes regularly for Bad Breath Causes And Treatments where you can read many more articles on keeping your breath fresh . Also go to Halitosis Causes And Treatments for a range of informative articles on gum disease and much more
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