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What is digital sclerosis and how is it related to diabetes?

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Digital sclerosis is a condition that happens because of poor blood flow. The skin on your toes, fingers, and hands becomes thick, waxy, and tight. It can also make your finger joints stiff. Get your blood sugar under control, because that can help treat this condition. Try lotions and moisturizers to help soften the skin.

From: Diabetes and Your Skin WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association: "Skin Complications."

American Family Physician: " Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

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American Diabetes Association: "Skin Complications."

American Family Physician: " Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

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