“In addition to your mouth feeling constantly dry, symptoms of xerostomia also include a dry- rough-feeling tongue.”
Many of the other early symptoms of diabetes are more subtle – or non-existent – which is why the condition is often dubbed ‘the silent killer.’
The London Diabetes Centre, adds: “Some of these conclude non-specific tiredness, drowsiness, blurred vision, sexual difficulties, poor healing of minor wounds, and fungal infections and boils.
“But first thing in the morning, it’s the dry mouth and throat that should alert one to diabetes. In a child, a wet bed signals also the dehydration that may be present.”