Skin Care for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, there are some steps you can take to help prevent skin problems. Consider the following tips for good skin care:

When should I contact my health care provider?

Contact your health care provider if you experience any of the following problems:

Caring for minor skin and foot problems

How to prepare a first-aid kit:
How to take care of blisters
How to take care of small cuts
How to take care of minor skin irritations
How to take care of minor burns

When to call a podiatrist (foot doctor) or other health care provider



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