Diabetes may lead to various other health issues, such as skin complications that are discussed here.
This can often be one of the early signs of diabetes; luckily it can be treated if it is in the early stages.
Some of these conditions can be present even if a person does not have diabetes, but diabetes sufferers are more prone to them. These include:
Different kinds of bacterial infections can occur in people with diabetes:
- Styes (infections of the glands of the eyelid)
- Folliculitis (infections of the hair follicles)
- Carbuncles (infections of the skin and the tissue underneath)
- Infections around the nails
- Inflamed tissues (usually hot, swollen, red, and painful)
People with diabetes are more prone to bacterial infections than other people, but doctors believe chances of these infections can be reduced by practicing good skin care.
These are often caused by Candida albicans. This yeast-like fungus can cause itchy rashes of surrounded by tiny blisters and scales.
These infections usually occur in warm, moist folds of the skin. Problem areas are under the breasts, around the finger and toe nails, in the corners of the mouth, under the foreskin (in uncircumcised men), and in the armpits and groin.
Common fungal infections include:
- Jock itch
- Athlete’s foot
- Ringworm (a ring-shaped itchy patch)
- Vaginal infection that causes itching
Itching in specific areas is often caused by diabetes. Causes can be: yeast infections, dry skin, or poor circulation (Usually found on the legs).
Controlling or treating itching can be done by:
- Limiting how often you bathe (especially when the humidity is low)
- Use mild soap with moisturizer
- Apply skin cream after bathing
Certain skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes:
- Diabetic dermopathy
- Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
- Diabetic blisters
- Eruptive xanthomatosis
If you have any of the mentioned skin problems, see your doctor.
You can prevent any diabetic complication with diet, exercise and supplementation.
We recommend the Manna Diet, which help to reduce refined carbohydrates, sugar and sugary foods. The low GI Manna Diet can also help to control blood sugar levels.
Exercise is also very important to improve blood flow, which can help with skin and other diabetic health problems.
We also recommend taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal to help control blood sugar levels, which will help to prevent diabetic health complications.
If you think that you have a blood circulation problem, we recommend that you take the Manna Blood Circulation Support supplement as well.