Changes in the appearance of your skin, such as texture or color, are a result of poor circulation in the arteries and veins. When your circulation is compromised, blood flow is decreased resulting in increased pressure in the vessels, leading to inflammation of the skin. The resulting inflammation may cause the skin to become leathery, itchy or reddish, and even thick, rough, flaky, dry, or waxy.
A body complication can be dangerous when it affects everyday nerve, motor and autonomic functions, including the immune system and blood flow.
Bone spurs (also called osteophytes) are smooth, hard bumps of extra bone that form on the ends of bones.
Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop to protect against friction and pressure. They mostly develop on your feet and hands.
People living with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications common among diabetics: nerve damage and poor circulation.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Damage to the nerves can affect sensory, motor and autonomic functions.