Preventing Skin Issues
- Aug 22, 2023
A newly diagnosed patient was noticing high blood sugar levels, and this was damaging his nerves. After visiting his diabetes healthcare team, they explained he was experiencing Neuropathy.
Neuropathies can occur in any part of the body, and they are caused by several factors, including high blood glucose, long duration of diabetes, abnormal blood fat levels, and low levels of insulin.
Symptoms May Include:
- Tingling feet
- Feeling “pins and needles” in your feet
- Feet especially sensitive to touch
- Can’t feel feet when walking
- Hands and feet get very cold or very hot
- Portions of body feeling numb
- Inability to feel pain when you clearly should
- Unsteadiness when walking or standing
- Sores on legs and feet that heal very slowly
- Feels like muscles or bones have “changed”
- Burning or shooting pains
Keeping healthy blood glucose levels is the most important factor in preventing neuropathy. As you know, glucose monitoring, meal planning, physical activity, and medication help control your glucose levels and prevent or delay the onset of future problems.
Selecting the Right Skin Care Products:
- You need a lotion that is hydrating, moisturizing, and can be used on a daily basis to soften your skin.
- If you are prone to dryness or you have extra dry skin, an intensive moisturizing lotion may be right for you.
- Foot Care Creams repair and protect as well as soften the skin on the feet by trapping in moisture and hydrating the skin cells.
- These lotions or creams can also help with relieving redness and improving the appearance of the skin.
Source: NICO-3686 & MKT0555