13. Skin Problems
Most of the time skin problems are clear signs of diabetes. The skin condition problems can be worse for those who already have already diabetes type 2 and it can cause to have new ones. Apart from the flow of blood causing skin problems, they are also caused by bacteria and fungi. For those with chronic type 2 diabetes and who have hyperglycemia, the blood flow to the skin is reduced. This causes extensive damage to the blood vessels and nerves. Reduced blood flow leads to the transformation of the skin’s pigment called collagen. As a result, the skin’s texture, appearance and ease to heal are also affected. Worse still, the damaged skin cells can affect you from sweating appropriately and increase your ability to sense temperature and pressure.
The bacterial infections cause significant problems to those having type 2 diabetes. The skin problems are usually painful, swell and look red. Unfortunately, the problem escalates with an increase in blood sugar levels and they may increase in number and size. The secret is to ensure that blood sugar levels are always well managed. The extreme bacterial infection may cause deep skin infections that may require your doctor to pierce and drain the fluid. This procedure can be uncomfortable for some people but it’s the only way to go about it in your healing process. The good part about skin problems is that they are treatable when they are detected earlier. Controlling blood sugar levels will prevent skin conditions. You need to consult your doctor if you have skin infections so that you can be treated earlier with antibiotics.