Diabetes and Skin Care

Diabetes-Skin-CareTo avoid any of these problems, you can follow the following recommendations are made daily that if you help keep your skin healthy and moisturized:

– Keep your diabetes under control.
– Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, so your skin is hydrated and healthy.
– Keep your skin clean and dry. To do this, use a mild soap, body lotion and talc after washing in areas where the skin may be moist, like under the arms (armpit), under the breasts, between the legs and between the toes.
– Avoid very hot water shower and take long baths and / or foam. When you dry it, do it gently, do not rub.
– Check the skin after washing and make sure you do not have dry, red or sore that can become infected. If you can not do it alone, get help.
– In particular, very careful your feet. Check every day that do not appear sores or wounds. Wear comfortable shoes, wide-toed low heels, and before putting verifies that no foreign objects inside them.
– If you have wounds, treat them just appear. To do this, wash minor cuts with soap and water and cover small wounds with sterile gauze. Do not use antiseptics, alcohol or iodine to clean skin because they are too strong substances in any case you can ask your doctor to recommend something, you generally recommend an antibiotic cream to use in these cases.
– Keep your home humid during the months of cold and dry climate.
– Apply lip balm to prevent lips cracked.
– If you often have acne, talk to your dermatologist before choosing a facial moisturizer.
– To protect your skin from the sun, use SPF blockers (SPF is an acronym in English) of 15 or more and wear a hat. It also uses warm gloves, warm shoes or boots (if cold) and pure cotton underwear.

If you have skin problems that can not solve by yourself or do not heal quickly, consult your doctor so you can tell you how to treat and prevent complications. It is also important to consult a dermatologist (a doctor specializing in skin) if you develop a rash after taking medicines or near the place where you apply the injection of insulin.

Finally, remember that keeping your blood glucose levels in check can avoid these and other complications associated with diabetes. Changing habits is not always easy, but after a while you will notice that the effort is not so great and the benefits are enormous.