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Diabetes: 12 Warning Signs That Appear On Your Skin

Diabetes can affect many parts of your body, including your skin. When diabetes affects the skin, it’s often a sign that your blood sugar (glucose) levels are too high. This could mean that: You have undiagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes Your treatment for diabetes needs to be adjusted If you notice any of the following warning signs on your skin, it’s time to talk with your doctor. This skin condition often begins as small raised solid bumps that look like pimples. As it progresses, these bumps turn into patches of swollen and hard skin. The patches can be yellow, reddish, or brown. You may also notice: The surrounding skin has a shiny porcelain-like appearance You can see blood vessels The skin is itchy and painful The skin disease goes through cycles where it is active, inactive, and then active again The medical name for this condition is necrobiosis lipodica (neck-row-by-oh-sis lee-poi-dee-ka). TAKE ACTION Get tested for diabetes if you have not been diagnosed. Work with your doctor to better control your diabetes. See a dermatologist about your skin. Necorbiosis lipodica is harmless, but it can lead to complications. A dark patch (or band) of velvety skin on the back of y Continue reading >>

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  1. Nichole07

    Dry skin

    Hi I was just wondering what's a good lotion my skin is always super dry no matter what I use dose any one have any suggestions I would really be grateful for any info . Thank you and God bless

  2. mystikfairy61

    Eucerin is really good and they are noted for their safety and purity and have not changed their formula for over 25 years. There are also lotions that are specifically for diabetics. The following site has 10 solutions for diabetic dry skin.
    http://www.painbreak.com/stevens/stevens_crea...
    The site is for Stevens Creams but it also gives some good tips. The next site sells creams online specifically for diabetics.
    http://www.americandiabeteswholesale.com/cata...
    Hope this helps.

  3. MrsCDogg

    I can only tell you what I use. I have stopped using soap every day. I have a big bottle of cheap store brand lotion with a pump that I use instead of soap. I get in the shower get both me and the washcloth wet and then shower as I normally would but I use the lotion. I have found that it really helps the dry itchy skin issues that I have. Eucerin is a good lotion for after you get out of the shower too. I use good old Vaseline on my face and especially on my dry feet and legs.

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