Did you know that diabetes can affect every part of the body, including your skin? In fact, skin problems can sometimes be the first sign that you may have diabetes.
Luckily, most conditions can be easily treated with simple, non-medicated options. Some skin problems anyone can get, however, diabetics may suffer with these issues more easily.
Skin complaints include bacterial and fungal infections or itching. There are some skinproblems which happen mostly to diabetics. These include diabetic dermopathy,diabetic blisters and eruptive xanthomatosis.
Natural, non-pharmaceutical treatment options can help prevent or heal diabetic infections without the risk of unpleasant side-effects.
Far infrared therapy socks, gloves and functional garments are specially designed to help diabetics maintain healthy skin, assist with optimum diabetic foot care and protect delicate skin from rubbing, blisters or tears. By using the healing power of soothing heat to gently ease pain and improve circulation, far infrared therapy garments naturally inhibit bacterial infection, odour and other skin problems.
Bacterial infections that affect diabetics include:
~ Styes around the eyelid
~ Infections in the hair follicles
~ Carbuncles or deep infections of the skin tissue
~ Nail Infections
Inflamed tissues can be hot, swollen, red and painful. Generally, those living with diabetes suffer more bacterial infections. Doctors recommend people suffering with diabetes reduce their risk of infection by practicing good skin care.
Fungal infections for diabetics are frequently a yeast-like fungus which can cause itchy rashes of moist, red sores, blisters and scales. These infections usually affect the warm, moist folds of the skin, around the nails, between your fingers and toes.
Itching caused by diabetes can also be caused by dry skin or poor circulation. When poor circulation is the cause of itching, the itchiest areas may be the lower parts of the legs.
Far infrared therapy socks help to improve circulation to treat itching, excess moisture and odour.
Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions
Acanthosis nigricans are brown raised areas on the neck, armpits or sometimes on the hands, elbows and knees and usually affects diabetics who are overweight.
Diabetic dermopathy are circular or oval shaped, brown scaly patches that most offten occurs on the front of both legs. Diabetes can cause changes in the small blood vessels.
Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum causes spots that often start as a dull, red, raised area and can be itchy and painful. Adult women are the most likely to suffer it.
Allergic skin reactions may occur in response to medicines, including insulin or diabetes pills.
Diabetic Blisters can occur on the backs of fingers, hands, toes, feet and sometimes on legs or arms. These sores look like burn blisters and often occur in people suffering with diabetic neuropathy. ThermomedicTM far infrared therapy socks, gloves and compression wear help to protect injured skin, maintain the position of dressings for better wound healing and are naturally anti-bacterial to prevent infection.
Eruptive Xanthomatosis, caused by diabetes, consists of yellow, pea-like sores in the skin and may itch. This condition usually occurs on the backs of the hands, feet, arms, legs and buttocks. The disorder usually occurs in young men with type 1 diabetes who have high levels of cholesterol and fat in their blood.
Digital Sclerosis, a thick, waxy skin on the backs of the hands can cause the finger joints to become stiff and unable to flex correctly. Far infrared therapy gloves can help to protect sore hands and fingers and relieve painful skin conditions caused by diabetes. Suitable for long term therapy, ThermomedicTM therapy gloves are non-medicated to prevent unpleasant side-effects.
Did you know that diabetes can affect every part of the body, including your skin? As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused by diabetes.
Good Skin Care Is Important For Diabetics
There are several things you can do to help treat your diabetic skin problems.
Firstly, it's important to keep your diabetes well managed to avoid high glucose levels which tend to cause dry skin and impair your ability to fend off bacteria.
Ensure you keep skin clean and dry and avoid hot baths and showers. Try to prevent dry skin as scratching dry or itchy skin can allow infection to set in. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather.
Treat cuts and sores immediately with mild soap and water to prevent infection. During cold, dry months, wear Thermomedic Therapy GarmentsTM to protect your skin and promote better healing through improved localised circulation.
It is important to take care of your feet. Inspect them each day for skin damage caused by rubbing, sores, ulcers or cuts. Wear comfortable shoes that fit correctly to prevent delicate skin from irritation and rubbing with soft, comfortable far infrared therapy therapy socks.
Suitable for long term therapeutic care, ThermomedicTM far infrared compression wear helps you get back into your busy day, pain-free!
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