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Diabetes and skin problems
An_256087 posted:

Good morning. Since I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago with Type 2 Diabetes I've developed sever dry and flaky skin. If anyone else has had this problem what do you use to help correct it? I've tried almost every thing and nothing helps.
atti_editor responded:
Hello and thank you for posting!

As you probably know, diabetes puts you at greater risk for skin problems (this article explains more in depth how diabetes affects the skin ), but when treated properly you should be able to find relief. Here are some tips that may help reduce or eliminate the dryness and flakiness that you describe. Keeping your skin moist is probably most key -- especially if you have diabetic neuropathy. These home remedies for dry and itchy skin may also be useful. If none of these tips works, or your skin becomes worse, this article can help you determine if it may be time to see a doctor or dermatologist for more professional help.

Best wishes,
abcontom3 replied to atti_editor's response:
Thank you for your rely to my post. The information you lead me to is very helpful. Again, thanks
atti_editor replied to abcontom3's response:
Glad that I could help!

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