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Diabetes type 2: Stiff and thickened skin that feels cold among skin symptoms to spot

Life & StyleDiabetes type 2: Stiff and thickened skin that feels cold among skin symptoms to spot


Coldness

If your hands and feet stay cold, perhaps even numb, it’s an almost sure sign you have poor circulation.

While decreased blood flow can be a symptom of several medical problems, one of the most common is diabetes.

Diabetes can also cause anaemia, kidney and circulation problems, which can lead people to feel cold.

“When this develops, you experience numbness and sometimes pain in the hands and feet, and since these nerves are also responsible for sending messages to the brain regarding temperature sensation, your hands and feet may feel cold,” Margarita Rohr, an internist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.



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