High Glucose and Skin

One of the biggest issues for many diabetics is maintaining healthy skin due to the amount of glucose in their blood. Like any chronic disease, if you take your medicine, keep your blood sugar down, eat well, and exercise, you can live a normal life just like anyone else. It’s when you forget about these things, that you begin having complications.

Diabetic Neuropathy

One of the things your doctor will ask during your routine visits is to see your feet. He will ask if you feel pain, tingling, or numbness. When you have diabetes, especially those that have had it for over 20 years, it’s common to develop diabetic neuropathy. This is why your doctor checks your feet for cuts or sores in the areas that you have trouble feeling. The best way to avoid this from happening is to maintain good glucose control.

 

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