Diabetes and your skin
Dermatologist explains how diabetes affects the skin and the importance of proper skin care
ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 2, 2022) — Your skin is a window to your overall health, and what happens on your skin is often an indicator of what’s happening inside your body. Skin, hair, and nail conditions can be symptoms of a range of diseases, including diabetes. In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month and American Diabetes Month in November, a board-certified dermatologist is sharing the warning signs of diabetes that appear on the skin and skin care tips for people with diabetes.
“Approximately 37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes," said board-certified dermatologist Robert S. Kirsner MD, PhD, FAAD, Chair of Dermatology and Professor in Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. “About a third of patients who have diabetes don’t know they have the disease. While it can affect every part of your body, ...
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