The skin is a part of the body that can warn you if you have diabetes. Get to know them and prevent.
A decade ago, diabetes seemed like a distant disease. It was known to exist, although it was not very clear what it consisted of. It was not a subject that alarmed society and meeting someone who suffered from it was even more difficult. The disease was there, but as it was barely known, few people found out that they had suffered or suffered from it, which somehow caused that the necessary precautionary measures to prevent it were not taken. Over time it began to be heard with such force that it even came to seem, sadly, a fashion.
Today people have more knowledge of the subject, however there are still many doubts about it, especially about the places in the body that diabetes can attack and that are not taken as signs of the disease:
1. Diabetic dermopathy
It is the appearance of fungi between the skin and the toenails that, if not treated in a timely manner, can cause fissures that allow the passage of bacteria and with it, the infection of the tissue under the skin, the diabetic foot and a high risk of amputations. Stains alone do not cause any serious problems.
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2. Diabetic Lipoid Necrobiosis (NLD)
This disease is caused by the blood vessels. It occurs in the form of large and deep spots that, if not taken care of, properly and in time, can crack the skin to open it later as if it were a sore. It can cause itching and pain. Only if the skin breaks open or itches should see a doctor immediately.
3. Diabetic blisters
They are superficial lesions that can contain fluid, usually transparent, although it can also be reddish or blackish in color due to the accumulation of blood. These blisters can be located on fingers, hands, feet, or legs. It is painless and heals without treatment.
4. Eruptive xanthomatosis
It has the appearance of enlargements that are made above the skin with a yellowish color in a red circle. It can appear anywhere on the body, however it is more common on feet, legs, arms, and buttocks. Like the blisters, these can disappear as soon as the consumption of sugar and cholesterol is controlled.
5. Candidiasis albicans
It is an infection caused by some type of fungus. It can manifest itself in different ways, since it occurs in humid places such as the reproductive, digestive and respiratory systems. It can be avoided by having good hygiene. For a better diagnosis, I recommend that the moment you feel something different in these specific places, you go to a doctor to perform a culture.
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The skin is one of the parts of the body that you should take care of the most, it requires a lot of attention to avoid dehydration, flaking and cracks and, therefore, entry of bacteria and with it possible infections that can complicate your condition. Check your body continuously, and before any changes, notify your doctor immediately. Take care of yourself, and take care of your family.