GlucoMenu® Tip of the Day:
Those with diabetes are at risk for skin complications and infections.
Poorly controlled blood sugar levels can lead to increased urine output.
This can leave you dehydrated and at greater risk for dry skin.
Consider these tips to protect your skin:
Reducing risk for skin complications also includes controlling blood sugar by eating right, regular exercise, and periodic testing.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- Care for cuts quickly
- Keep skin clean and thoroughly dry off after bathing
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
- Speak with your pharmacist about what type of lotion to use for dry skin
- Avoid soaking in hot water for long periods
- Contact your doctor if experiencing skin irritations
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator