Maintain your skin's moisture!

Complications Tip 21

Peripheral neuropathy of the feet causes a 10% decrease in skin moisture. Lubricating creams and moisturizers can help rehydrate and protect the skin.

Other ways to keep skin moisturized

• Keep blood glucose under control.

• Drink enough fluids.

• Use warm rather than hot water to shower or bathe.

• Use a humidifier in your home.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

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