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How does diabetes affect the skin?

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Diabetes can dry out your skin. That means you could get injured more easily, become more likely to get an infection, and take longer to heal.

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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