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Posts tagged: diabetes-related skin complications

Diabetes and Limb Loss: How to Care for the Skin on Your Residual

Diabetes and Limb Loss: How to Care for the Skin on Your Residual

In previous posts,  we’ve discussed ways to prevent limb loss due to diabetic complications. Diabetes is responsible for over 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, according to the Diabetes Council. Twenty-five percent of all diabetics will experience a foot ulcer at some point in their life, and a majority...

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6 Stress Management Tips for Better Skin and Blood Sugar

6 Stress Management Tips for Better Skin and Blood Sugar

Stress isn’t fun, but it's not all bad. This physiological response releases hormones that change how the body functions. It keeps you alive in survival situations and motivates you to do your best. However, the stress response was meant to last in short bursts. Chronic stress keeps the body in...

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How to Prevent Itchy Athlete’s Foot When You Have Diabetes

How to Prevent Itchy Athlete’s Foot When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes causes a wide range of changes in how the body functions, including cardiovascular issues that affect the skin and feet. Those changes make you more susceptible to the notorious and itchy athlete’s foot. As the name implies, this fungal infection is usually associated with sweaty feet in locker rooms. You can prevent a bout of athlete’s foot by consistently caring for your feet (and skin on the feet) and being prepared in conditions where athlete’s foot thrives.

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How (Diabetic) Skin Works and How to Keep It Happy

How (Diabetic) Skin Works and How to Keep It Happy

How (Diabetic) Skin Works and How to Keep It Happy Your skin accounts for 15 to 16 percent of your body weight. That’s a big organ that plays a vital role in protecting you from infection and disease. At its most basic, the skin consists of three main layers—epidermis, dermis,...

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3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

Cold winter weather can chase even the most active amputee indoors. If you manage to stay active, an injury or illness can sideline you for weeks or months at a time. Yet consistent activity is invaluable for individuals with limb loss to maintain their strength and mobility. We spoke with...

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