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Diabetes Skin Complications

October 15, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Skin problem complications are common among diabetic patients for having too much sugar in their blood. The high levels of blood glucose makes the body loses fluid that in turn makes the skin dry. The body reacts to diabetes by turning more water into urine for eliminating excessive sugar. Moreover, diabetic neuropathy also causes the skin to dry up because nerves do not activate the sweat glands which could otherwise moisten the skin. The dry skin turns red and sore, with cracks which become a perfect place for Germs to attack and a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi to thrive. Following is a list of common Diabetes skin complications with their brief descriptions. » Continue Reading

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Toenail Discoloration Diabetes

June 18, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Toenail discoloration is a staining of the nails into white, yellow, or greenish, which is a result from fungal infections particularly from Trichophyton rubrum. Another rare cause of toenail discoloration is the “yellow nail syndrome,” which is genetically inherited condition. Discoloration can also be caused by the disjointing of the nail from its nail bed called onycholysis. It can also be a symptom for diabetes and finally, it can also be related to the accumulation of fluids in the lungs, kidney or liver due to diseases. Because of this, any abnormal discoloration of toe nails should be immediately consulted to doctors for proper physical examination.

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Discolored Toenails tied to Foot Problems

August 30, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

For diabetics with impaired foot sensation, thickened and discolored toenails are strong indications of fungal infections. On the same note, fungal infections are prevalent among diabetics with increased risk of foot ulcerations. These were found by Dr. Stephanie Wu and associates from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago after observing 96 male diabetic patients.

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