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If high blood sugar levels have damaged nerves that go to
your skin, you may sweat less, and your skin may become dry and cracked.
Damaged skin becomes infected more easily when you have
To prevent skin problems and
allow for early treatment of any problems that develop, each day:
To prevent dryness and injury:
To prevent problems from the sun:
See your doctor or a dermatologist if you have a
skin problem that does not go away.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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