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How can you treat frostbite if you have diabetes?

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If you're a diabetic suffering from frostbite, make sure you do the following:

  • Call for medical help immediately.
  • Use warm, not hot, water to warm the skin (98-104°F).
  • Don't rub the area or apply creams to affected skin.
  • Don't try to walk on the affected foot or use the affected hand.

From: Diabetes: A Skin-Care How-To WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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