The diabetes type 2epidemic doesn’t stop growing. The World Health Organization reported that, in 2016, about 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes, making it the seventh leading cause of death globally. These statistics are really scary, especially if we consider that this chronic disease is easily manageable (and, most importantly, preventable) with a healthy diet and regular physical exercise.
Many people don’t know it, but diabetes can cause skin problems or worsen existing ones. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, they are often one of the first warning signs of diabetes, and the main reason many patients discover they have diabetes or prediabetes. Before looking into some of the skin conditions that might be caused by diabetes, let’s try to understand a little bit more about this disease.
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