Diabetic skin problem: What you need to know

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You have dry, cracked heels and wondering what caused them or how to eliminate those dry, cracked heels?

Diabetes can affect many parts of your body, including your skin. When diabetes affects the skin, it’s often a sign that your blood sugar (glucose) levels are too high.

Diabetic skin problems include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly, or only, to people with diabetes.

For example, you may have yellow, reddish, or brown patches on your skin.

A dark patch (or band) of velvety skin on the back of your neck, armpit, groin, or elsewhere could mean that you have too much insulin in your blood.

You may have hard, thickening skin. When this develops on the fingers, toes, or both, the medical name for this condition is digital sclerosis.

This video will talk about not only causes but also how to heal dry cracked heels and give you a few home remedies for cracked heels. If you have diabetes you need to know about this.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

Please seek out a professional if you need help.

If you care about diabetes, please read studies about two diabetes drugs that could spike heart attack risk, and how to protect your eyes from diabetes.

Source: SugarMD (Shared via CC-BY)