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Posts tagged: Healthier Diabetic Skin

How to Prevent Cracked Heels

How to Prevent Cracked Heels

Cracked heels might seem like a small problem, but they can be painful. Those tiny cracks can also make room for a bacterial infection. To stay active, mobile, and pain-free, you’ll need to take care of those tender heels.   Why Do Heels Crack? Heels crack for a number of...

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How to Get More Out of Your Moisturizer

How to Get More Out of Your Moisturizer

Your skin can get dry for any number of reasons—dry climate, frequent bathing in hot water, harsh soaps, aging, and various medication conditions (including diabetes and limb loss). Dry skin quickly turns into uncomfortable, itchy skin that gets easily damaged. For individuals with limb loss, diabetes, and other medical conditions,...

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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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