According to the International Diabetes Federation, around 42.5 crore people suffer from diabetes, globally. The number is expected to increase to 62.9 crores by 2045, which makes it a matter of concern.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can lead to several other health issues. But the good news is that the condition can be managed by making simple lifestyle changes and regular medication.
Some people suffering from type 2 diabetes have also claimed to have reversed their condition by making lifestyle changes.
Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, including your skin. When diabetes affects your skin, it is a sign that either you have undiagnosed diabetes or your current treatment needs to be adjusted.
Here are six skin changes that indicate you need to get your blood sugar tested.
1. Yellow, red or brown patches on the skin
The skin surrounding the patch looks shiny, you can see the blood vessels and it can feel itchy and painful. If you see such patches on your skin, get yourself blood sugar tested.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé