04 December 2013

Woman rubbing cream onto faceThe importance of a good skin care regime for diabetics has been spotlighted by an article on an Indian website. The piece, on Newindiaexpress.com, notes that diabetics can be particularly prone to skin infections due to their fluctuating blood sugar levels. This makes it important that they establish a good skincare regime, it notes, using cleansers and moisturisers which are suited to their skin type, as well as regularly using a high-SPF sunscreen. The article goes on to list a number of suggestions from Consultant Dermatologist Dr Shuba Dharmana, for caring for particular skin types, and of a range of non-surgical treatments which each have specific aims, including:- Skin Peels, which exfoliate the skin's outer layers, and can lighten pigmentation, improve skin texture, and help reduce acne. - Microdermabrasion treatments, which are carried out by accredited Dermatologists, with the help of a special machine. - Fractional Laser treatments, for helping reduce the appearance of acne and surgical scars. - Dermal Fillers, which are a proven non-invasive way to plump, lift and fill areas of the skin caused by collagen depletion. - Line and Wrinkle treatments which, in particular, should only be used after a consultation with a qualified Doctor or Nurse Prescriber. Diabetics need to take particular care of the skin on their feet, the article says, and have any signs of damage promptly checked out by a podiatrist.