Did you know that diabetes affects more than one in four locals in the GCC population? In fact, researchers predict that more than 35.4 million people in the MENA Region have diabetes and by 2040 that number will rise to 72.1 million – that’s a 100% increase. Living with diabetes requires special care, and a relatively unknown side effect is that skin irritations are quite frequent in diabetics: four out of five people will be bothered by dry and itchy skin. In fact, skin sensitivity and irritation can be one of the first signs that a person has diabetes.
Follow the simple tips below to relieve many common skin care concerns, giving you the confidence in knowing your skin looks and feels its best. Talk to your dermatologist or doctor for further information.