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Diet for Lactose Intolerance
Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an intensely itchy skin disease. It causes clusters of small blisters and bumps.
Drug Rashes
Detailed information on different types of drug rashes, including acne, exfoliative dermatitis, fixed drug eruption, hives, morbiliform/maculopapular rash, purpuric eruptions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Dry Skin
Dry skin is a very common skin condition. It can make your skin feel irritated and itchy. Dry skin often worsens in the winter when the air is cold and dry. Bathing often also makes it worse. With no treatment, dry skin may become flaky or scaly.
Diabetic Foot Problems
Diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet, as well as lead to blood vessel disease. These conditions make it more difficult to notice when you injure your foot or develop a sore.
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
If you have diabetes, you are twice as likely to have high blood pressure. Untreated, high blood pressure can raise your risk for heart disease.
Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)
Nephropathy means your kidneys are not working well. The final stage of nephropathy is called kidney failure, end-stage renal disease, or ESRD. Diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, is the most common cause of kidney disease. Type 1 is more likely to lead to ESRD. There are 5 stages of diabetic nephropathy. The final stage is ESRD. Progress from one stage to the next can take many years.
Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage due to diabetes. Over time, high blood glucose can damage the tiny blood vessels that supply your nerves, especially in the legs. 
Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to gum disease, which is an infection of the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place.
Diarrhea
Diarrhea is when your stools are loose and watery. You may also need to go to the bathroom more often.