Diabetes affects every part of the body, and the skin is not an exception. With a high blood sugar level, the skin becomes dehydrated. Consequently, the sebaceous and sweat glands stop functioning properly. Hence, you can experience itching and irritation. It can also increase the risk of developing bacterial and fungal infections. Let’s go into details and take a look at the main reasons why people with diabetes can suffer from different skin problems:
- For people with diabetes, the absorption of nutrients from food is more likely to be contravened. The body does not receive enough vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, so the skin, hair, and nails suffer first.
- There is a high probability of vascular damage. They become brittle, their walls become thinner, and ultimately the vessel can be completely blocked, the blood flow through it stops. Small vessels and capillaries suffer firstly, which nourish our skin and supply nutrients, oxygen, and water to it.
- When blood sugar is high for too long, the skin (and the body as a whole) is dehydrated. In this case, to solve the problem, it is enough to maintain a normal glucose level and drink enough water.
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