Type 2 diabetes: what symptoms can appear on the skin

Type 2 diabetes is a very common disease that affects millions of people. Lack of the hormone insulin leads to an increased level of glucose in the body. This can manifest itself in various symptoms, and some of them can be seen on the skin.

Type 2 diabetes can be indicated by itching, dry skin, peeling. It is noted that about a third of patients with type 2 diabetes are faced with such manifestations of the disease. If these symptoms appear, you should immediately consult a doctor.



The fact is that in the early stages, when diabetes is not yet detected, and the blood sugar level is already high, nerve fibers throughout the body are damaged. Itching because of this can occur anywhere, but more often on the hands and feet. A high level of glucose can also affect blood vessels, as a result of which blood circulation in the limbs is disturbed, the skin can begin to peel. The following simple tips will help keep blood sugar at an acceptable level:

  1. follow a healthy diet;
  2. regularly engage in physical education;
  3.  maintain a normal weight;
  4.  adhere to the treatment plan, including taking prescribed medications on time.

Skin symptoms in type 2 diabetes are harmless, but sometimes they can be painful and so intrusive. The most effective treatment for them is lowering the blood sugar level, although in some cases the doctor may prescribe separate therapy or drugs. Doctors urge everyone to carefully monitor the condition of the skin and to go to the hospital in case of any obvious deviations.