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What you need to know about xerosis in patients with diabetic feet

By Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS

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Xerosis, an abnormal dryness of the skin, is one of the most common skin conditions among patients with type 2 diabetes. While assessing for predictors of foot lesions in patients with diabetes, the authors of one study found that 82.1% of these patients had skin with dryness, cracks, or fissures. An unpublished survey of 105 consecutive patients with diabetes revealed that 75% had clinical manifestations of dry skin. (more…)

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