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Mouth sores due to reaction tabs

Discussion in 'Adults with Type 1' started by SPICYSMOM, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. SPICYSMOM

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    Any one getting a lot of repeat canker sores or mouth sores on the gums and cheeks? How do you deal with them? Any good treatments?

    My dentist thinks I am getting them because of sucking on the reaction tabs, and not rinsing all the tab crumbs out of my mouth after I eat them.

    Also in the middle of the night when my dexcom goes off I roll over and grab a number of tablets, and eat them laying down.

    I have alot of reactions, thus alot of glucose tabs. I buy the 50 tab bottles - 5 bottles at a time.

    Thanks, Sheryl
     
  2. Snowbound

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    For me it was orange juice. I used to get them when I was a kid and young adult but once I figured out that OJ was the culprit and stopped drinking it I stopped getting them.

    I don't know what you do about the glucose tabs.
     
  3. rickst29

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    If you're able to handle it, (not to sleepy or just plain confused)...

    Then you might make a point of heading to the kitchen and getting a glass of water -- to use as a mouthwash. 10 or 15 seconds of rinsing might help a lot. (In addition to causing sores, those little tablet chunks do a fantastic job of rotting your teeth away. :mad:)

    Switching to the Gels would probably solve most of the problem with mouth sores, but with your frequent use the switch would cost $$$$, and Gels would still leave your teeth under attack.
     
  4. kiwiliz

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    A little box of juice with a straw would help get the necessaries to the back of your mouth - and avoid your teeth. I had read that mouth ulcers can be healed by upping your vitamin b12 intake and I know someone who said that in the middle east they use pomegranate juice- just a dab on the ulcer. Worth a try.
     
  5. SPICYSMOM

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    Switched to twizlers

    Each twizler is 26 g cho. I cut them in half - 13 cho. I can always pull another string or two off another piece. I am going to give these a try, plus it is easier on the wallet (if I can keep my husband out of them!)

    Wish me luck.......
     

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