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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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How to Relieve Itchy Diabetic Skin

How to Relieve Itchy Diabetic Skin

The high blood glucose levels associated with difficult to control or uncontrolled diabetes affect the cardiovascular system. Your skin gets all of its nutrients through the blood, so cardiovascular issues heavily contribute to the dry, itchy skin that can plague those with diabetes. Dry skin can even be one of...

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How to Identify and Prevent Diabetic Skin Fungal Infections

How to Identify and Prevent Diabetic Skin Fungal Infections
High glucose levels (hyperglycemia) put diabetics at higher risk for fungal infections. For diabetics, these infections are more than uncomfortable. Diabetes also compromises circulation and the immune system, making it more difficult to fight off infection. Additionally, any open sores that develop create a gateway for other infections to invade and cause potential complications. However, if you know how to identify and prevent skin fungal infections, you’ll catch any problems in the early, more easily treated stages.

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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 (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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