Diabetes, The Result of Skin Issues

Skins Issues Caused by Type 2 Diabetes

The underlying reason for skin issues can be related to type 2 diabetes. It can reflect how you are managing this disease.

Thick or dark pigmented patches of skin, lesions, diabetic blisters, or unhealed sores can be common skin conditions due to type 2 diabetes. These may be around the elbow and forearms, and the lower leg area.

Itchy skin, bacterial or fungal infections are also an indicator that your glucose may not be well-controlled. Candida albicans is a yeast infection which affects many with diabetes. If you have an itchy red rash which can be surrounded by blisters and scales, seek medical attention. An infection of this nature often happens in warm moist folds of the skin.

Psoriasis has also been linked to diabetes due to inflammation. Prescription salves and creams may not have any effect to rid you of your skin issue. It may seem rather odd that with modern medicine, skin issues are difficult to treat and treat without side effects. When that happens, it is because you have not gone to the root of the issue. Medication may give temporary relief. A long-term resolution is what’s required.

Skin issues can be a sign that something is wrong internally. I found this out the hard way. Skin issues should be used as a red flag to check your glucose levels. Or, take this disease seriously.

Scratching can create a wound that opens you for infection. With ill-managed diabetes, it can be difficult to heal.

There is no need to suffer. Changing to food that reduces your glucose levels is the first major step. Many of these skin issues with resolve as your diabetes improves.

Not sure where to start with your diet? Each time you eat food with bread or a wrap, swap it out for greens, put in Romaine lettuce leaves, or a lettuce wrap. Your go-to options can be transformed into tasty alternatives while watching your glucose levels drop.

In time, you should see improvement in your skin.

Resources:
Diabetes: Skin Conditions. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/12176-diabetes-skin-conditions