Could Your Dry Skin Be Due To Diabetes?

diabetes monthOctober is National Diabetes Awareness Month — a disease that affects an estimated  30 million Americans. Its pretty  well known that the high sugar levels of diabetes  has been linked to heart disease, strokes and blindness.  What is less well known is the impact of diabetes on the skin.

Elevated blood sugar affects  every organ so the body tries to flush out the sugar in urine and perspiration. This dehydrates the skin leading to  cracking and peeling.  This severely dehydrated skin becomes rough, thin and flaky.  It damages the outer layer of the skin so severely that  it no longer can act as a barrier aginst dirt and bacteria.  Not only does  it increase  chance of infections  diabetes makes  it harder for the body to fight infections.

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