Why is epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) bad for diabetics?
Although epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) soaks can be soothing and relaxing, they should be used cautiously in people with diabetes. While soaking in epsom salt, the body can absorb magnesium through the skin. Magnesium can increase the release and function of insulin and cause unexpected changes in blood sugar. The temperature of the water may also pose a problem. Always use warm, not hot, water especially if you have neuropathy to avoid burns. Check with your doctor to determine if epsom salt soaks are safe for you.
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