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    Diabetes and Skin Assessment

    How Well Are You Caring For Your Skin?

    Answer a few questions, and you'll find out:

    • Tips to help your skin care routine
    • Diet essentials for your skin
    • Why good diabetes management matters

    Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on March 06, 2017

    Sources:

    Diabetes Forecast: "Gotcha Covered," "The Truth About Pedicures."

    Cleveland Clinic: "Skin Conditions in Diabetes," "Smoking."

    American Diabetes Association: "Only Skin Deep? Five Things to Know about Diabetes and Skin Health," "Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)," "Skin Care," "Foot Complications," "Skin Complications."

    American Podiatric Medical Association: "Diabetic Wound Care," "Pedicure Pointers."

    NIH Senior Health: "Peripheral Arterial Disease."

    American Skin Association: "Healthy Skin."

    Joslin Diabetes Center: "Good Skin Care and Diabetes."

    Harvard School of Public Health: "Ask the Expert: Omega-2 Fatty Acids."

    University of Wisconsin/UW Health: "The Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Skin."

    Smokefree.gov: "18 Ways Smoking Affects Your Health."

    CDC: "Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke."

    DermNet New Zealand Trust: "Smoking and its effects on the skin," "Diabetic foot ulcers."

    National Cancer Institute: "Secondhand Smoke and Cancer."

    Canadian Cancer Society: "Second-hand smoke."

    American Cancer Society: "Secondhand Smoke."

    National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse:  "Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes," "Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your feet healthy."

    Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation: "Illness and Diabetes."

    American Academy of Dermatology: "Dry skin: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome."

    American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine: "Diabetes Foot Care."

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