Diabetes skin sores are the most common kind of diabetes sores. Learning how to prevent and care for these diabetes sores is crucial to avoiding complications such as amputation. The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) recommends the following techniques for taking care of your skin:

After washing with mild soap, rinse and dry off well. Check places where water can hide, such as under your arms and between your toes.

  • Keep your skin moist by using lotions or creams after you bathe.
  • Drink lots of fluids, especially water, to keep your skin healthy.
  • Wear cotton clothes because they allow air to move around your body.
  • Check your skin after washing up for any dry, red, or sore spots which could lead to infection.
  • Talk to your doctor about any skin problems.


Diabetes Foot Sores


Foot sores from diabetes are the most likely skin sores to manifest. This happens …