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How to Take Care of Skin in Diabetes Person

As we all know, diabetes is a non-curable disease, if we make a habit of certain points in our day to day life, it is not only prevented but also you can live a normal life with diabetes.

Diabetes affects to your skin. The skin becomes dry when we find continuous sugar in our blood, which effects on your skin.

With dry skin, you will get injured more easily, be more likely to get an infection.

For normal skin, you can follow below tips…

To protect your skin from the cold, wind, cover your ears, face, and nose, wear a hat. Also, you can wear warm gloves and shoes or boots.

You can follow these guidelines, too…

  • Chapped lips, you can use lip balm for softness.
  • In winter season you can use a room humidifier to add moisture to the heated indoor air.
  • For bathing use moisturizing soap and use warm water. Do not use hot water.
  • Do not take longer time for bathing or shower.
  • Do not rub the skin.
  • After bathing, dry skin thoroughly and use moisturizer for smoother skin.
  • Do not scratch the skin
  • Always drink lots of fluid to keep skin hydrated and healthy.
  • Check your feet in a mirror to prevent cuts and blister.
  • Use shoes which would not bite you.
  • If you have a blister, do not break or pop.
  • Apply antibacterial ointment on the blister.
  • If you are getting any injury, change the dressing or bandage at least once a day.
  • Prevent dry skin, especially….at armpits, toes and groin clean and dry it but, not too dry. You can use talcum powder.
  • Moisturize your skin if it is too dry. The best time to apply moisture is right after a bath.
  • Dry well, do not rub area between legs, under breasts, and between toes.
  • Always keep your sugar or diabetes under control.
  • Follow the advice of your healthcare provider’s about nutrition, exercise, and medication.
  • Protect your skin from the sun, you can use sunscreens with an SPF of 30.
  • If you do not feel any improvement after treating your skin, you can take help of your doctor.