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SKIN COMPLICATIONS

One of the most typical indications of diabetes is skin changes. They can be asymptomatic or harmless.

Many skin manifestations include

  • Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a skin ailment that can cause a black band or patch of velvety skin to develop in body crevices like the groin, armpits, or neck.
  • Diabetic dermopathy- innocuous spots which resemble red or brown rounded patches or lines on the skin.
  • Necrobiosis lipoidica- brown, reddish, or yellowish spots start out as little, raised lumps that resemble pimples. The lumps develop into hard, puffy areas of skin as the condition worsens. Although this skin issue is uncommon, if it does appear, it can be uncomfortable and irritating.
  • Diabetic blisters
  • Bacterial and fungal infections

High glucose levels are associated with dry skin and a decreased capacity to fight off dangerous microorganisms. So the diabetics have to practice proper diabetic management and skin care.