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Posts tagged: Skincare

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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7 Heat-Related Skin Problems for Amputees (and How to Solve Them)

7 Heat-Related Skin Problems for Amputees (and How to Solve Them)

When the heat starts building, things can get uncomfortable. For people with limb loss, skin discomfort can get in the way of wearing a prosthesis and eventually interfere with mobility and independence. Careful preparation, monitoring, and treatment of your skin can keep it happy when temperatures rise. Here are a...

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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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How to Reduce Painful Chafing Around Your Residual and Prosthesis

How to Reduce Painful Chafing Around Your Residual and Prosthesis

For people with amputations, the combination of a prosthesis with heat and perspiration equals chafing. Whether it’s a change in the weather or an increase in daily activity, painful chafing on your residual and around your prosthesis can put a stop to your favorite activities (or at least make them...

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