Skin Management - Care Plan for Type 2 Diabetes

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This Video covers The MediChannel’s Skin Management Plan for People With Type 2 Diabetes. This Video is the 8th of a 10-video series to provide you with an action plan for Skin Management in diabetes.

At The MediChannel, we provide you with guidance and strategies to overcome day to day health challenges, including Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Pains and Stress. Our ultimate goal is your Health and Happiness.

Focus 8 – Skin Management
On any person’s skin being challenged, if body damages, it can be witnessed quite easily as diabetes progresses their cause as well.
Diabetes causes skin problems to get bad at times but can also be prevented with just a little attention. Diabetes in the past few years has commonly struck to adults, youngsters including teenagers and children. There is much medication to treat through insulin injections, non-insulin injectable, and oral drugs.
Here are the causes of fragile and vulnerable skin in diabetes.

Cause to poor skin
• Skin receiving a reduced blood flow
• Poor nutrition in the blood circulation
• Damage to vessels
• White blood cells drop down
• Sweating
• Diabetic neuropathy
Symptoms of a fragile and vulnerable skin are below.

Symptoms of damaged skin
Most diabetic patients encounter complex skin conditions and disease resulting in skin wounds and ulcers.
Over time, your skin ‘vulnerability’ can be worse in the following form.
• Wounds or cut forming on your skin
• Getting a lot of time to be healed (delayed wound healing)
• Severe Irritation to the skin
• Remarkable forming change on the skin
There is a major challenge when you have skin vulnerability and unhealthy skin. That is what you will be prone to skin infections. Commonly, those infections are caused due to bacteria or fungus.

Bacterial infections
Recurrent bacterial infections are some of the serious complications that can be encountered in Type 2 Diabetes disease. These conditions cause a
definite pain,
redness, and
swelling.
Bacterial infections have a directly proportional relationship with the sugar level that will be elevated in the body will result in more defects in the skin.
Tissue infection that causes the bacterial infection is called carbuncles. The common pathogen causing the bacterial skin infection is called Staph or Staphylococcus.
Common types of bacterial skin infections are below.
• Wound infections
• Infection around the eyes
• Infections in and around hair follicles
• Infections around the fingernails and toenails
• Boils

Fungal infections
The fungus that spreads in your body creates a fungal injection. This brings more difficulties when the patient has diabetes.
Again, the complexity rises due to not controlled glucose.
Common symptoms and types of fungal skin infections are below.
• A specific skin area that is swollen, red or sore
• Dry scales
• Skin irritation (foot, ringworm)
• Below the chest rashes
• Under the armpits rashes
• Skin warts

Treatments
Although diabetes is considered to be a chronic disease, when you experience acute conditions, you would require additional medical and non-medical support to make things better for you.
Here are some helpful treatments, including medications and remedies for diabetes-related skin challenges.
Medication is a must when the condition of the skin is out of control. The skin needs immediate attention and needs to bring better changes through instant medicines. These medicines may include oral medicines, antibiotics, antifungals, insulin therapy to control your diabetes and other pharmaceuticals better.

Remedies
There are specific quick fixes or home remedies for diabetes as if you are fed up with taking medicines. Use of aloe Vera, coconut oil, lotion for your skin type.
Again, home remedies are meant to be supplementary to your medicines. Always take advice from your doctor before introducing a home remedy to your system. If you believe that you just have a microorganism infection, inform your doctor timely; thus you will be treated with antibiotics, antiviral or antifungal.

Actions:
• Make sure the patient knows how to prevent, monitor and treat skin conditions such as swelling and ulceration, maintain healthy skin to avoid excessive dryness and moistness, and when to seek medical advice.

As diabetes progresses, it can challenge the skin health as well.
Diabetes-related skin problems can get bad at times…
Causes for weak skin in diabetes
Symptoms of weak skin in diabetes
Most people with diabetes encounter skin conditions and diseases, resulting in wounds and ulcers.
Over time, the skin ‘vulnerabilities’ can get worse in the following forms...
Frequent wounds and cuts on the skin
Slow wound healing
Changes in the skin form and health
Weak and unhealthy skin is prone to infections
Bacterial skin infections in diabetes
Recurrent bacterial skin infections are a serious complication of type 2 diabetes.
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