Skin complications can cause serious consequences. Taking care of your skin is essential. Most diabetics experience dry, itchy skin and poor wound healing. Over time a serious complication can develop from high blood sugar, nerve damage, called neuropathy. This affects the feet.
Keep hydrated. Drink plenty of water to help prevent dry skin.
Moisture skin daily - helps prevent flaky skin.
Use sun screen to protect from the hot sun. This will dry and age the skin.
Clean out cuts or scrapes-then cover with a bandage. If it gets red, swollen, or draining-call your Doctor.
Check your feet daily.
Diabetes doesn't lead to these complications but it's the uncontrolled high blood sugar that causes them.
Very important to put your focus on blood sugar control.
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