7. Slow-Healing Bruises and Cuts
An excess of glucose in the blood reduces the effectiveness of white blood cells, resulting in longer healing times. If a minor cut or an ordinary bruise appears to linger longer than it has in the past, schedule an appointment with your doctor to ensure diabetes isn’t the culprit.
Via Nadya Peek
6. Increased Itchiness
According to Howard Baum, MD, an assistant professor in the diabetes division of medicine at Vanderbilt University, even skin problems can potentially be linked to diabetes. Because diabetes hinders blood circulation, dryness and itchiness is a common result. Itchy extremities in particular are common for diabetes patients.
Via Jo Jakeman
5. Frequent Colds
Because diabetes dramatically reduces the effectiveness of white blood cells, a worsened immune system is an inevitable result of the disease. If you’ve been catching cold after cold, it may indicate something more than simply an unlucky winter.
Via William Brawley
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