Skin problems related to diabetes range from itching to painful infections, but there is a lot you can do to keep from having these problems.
Nine easy steps to basic skin care:
Many people with diabetes lose the feeling in their feet (neuropathy). Therefore, they might not know they have an injury that can lead to serious problems, such as foot removal (amputation). By taking care of your feet, most serious problems can be prevented. If you have problems checking your own feet, have a family member or friend help you.
Ten easy steps to protect your feet:
High blood sugar can cause dental problems such as gum disease and infections.
Eight easy steps to prevent gum disease:
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