A diabetes irritation of the skin is quite common. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 33% of diabetics will develop a skin disorder at some point in their lives. Many times these skin conditions are a result of blood vessel and nerve damage which is caused by high glucose levels. Luckily, a diabetes irritation is usually quite easy to treat.

One of the most common reasons for a diabetes irritation of the skin is dehydration. When a diabetic’s blood sugar is high, the body loses fluids in its attempt to eliminate the excess sugar. This causes the skin to become dry. Thus the skin becomes red and irritated. Diabetics are also more prone to infections because high blood sugar levels create an environment that is ideal for fungal and bacterial growth. Furthermore, the immune system of a diabetic is typically weaker as well.

To prevent a diabetes skin irritation from occurring blood sugar levels should be well controlled, and skin should be kept healthy, clean and dry. Proper nutrition is important in keeping your skin at its best. Antioxidants and other vitamins can help you achieve this. Omega-3 fatty acids, oily fish, and flax seed oil are good for your skin as well. Saturated fatsare not. Finally, use skin moisturizers to keep your skin moist and supple.


Diabetes Penis Irritation


Normally, you don’t even consider the possibility of a man having a yeast infection. However, a common diabetes irritation of the skin is called Candida, which is an overgrowth of yeast in the body. Candida can affect men or women. It most often manifests as a rash and can occur anywhere on the body. For men this yeast infection often occurs on the head of the penis causing irritation, soreness, itching, and sometimes a reddish rash is formed. Sometimes this rash spreads into the groin and anus area, causing even more itching and irritation. In some cases, a clumpy discharge from the penis may occur.

There are a number or reasons why this diabetes irritation can form. You don’t have to be a diabetic to get a male yeast infection, but diabetics are definitely more prone to it because of the high levels of sugar in their blood. A weakened immune system caused by diabetes, illness, or high stress make it likely as well. Sexual transmission from a female with a yeast infection and antibiotics are two other possible causes.

Candida is commonly treated with antifungal drugs. There are many ways to easily treat this condition at home too, such as drinking a few probiotic drinks helps to build up good bacteria levels again. Garlic has anti-fungal properties and can usually cure a yeast infection on its own if you chop up a few cloves and drink it with a glass of milk (to mask the taste) for several days in a row. Drinking a few glasses of cranberry juice a day can also help because it prevents the yeast from staying within your body.

Eating too many simple sugars and carbohydrates is going to contribute to the problem and not allow it to get better. Avoid alcohol, especially wine and beer. Finally, just as your lover can pass a yeast infection to you, you can pass it back to them. So, you both must concentrate on getting each other well.