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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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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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