Xerosis, which is excessive dryness, roughness and flaking of the skin, may indicate high blood sugar. This conclusion was reached by researchers from the US National Library of Medicine, the Express writes about the results of their work.
This is because glucose levels affect fluid loss in the body.
“Skin diseases, which are often overlooked by patients with diabetes, are common complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes,” the experts emphasize.
In advanced cases, dryness and flaking can flow into cracks in the feet and elbows. In this regard, the Researchers urge diabetics not to ignore this problem, as it can lead to a serious complication – diabetic foot syndrome.
In April, Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has quadrupled over the past 40 years. He called for measures to expand the population’s access to early diagnosis of the disease, as well as to medicines.