Care of Your Skin When You Have Diabetes
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If high blood sugar levels have damaged nerves that go to your skin, you may sweat less, and your skin may become dry and cracked. Damaged skin becomes infected more easily when you have diabetes .
To prevent skin problems and allow for early treatment of any problems that develop, each day:
To prevent dryness and injury:
To prevent problems from the sun:
See your doctor or a dermatologist if you have a skin problem that does not go away.
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David C. W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofDecember 7, 2017
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