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Relation Between Diabetes and Skin Disorders: 10 Signs that Appear on Your Skin

Relation Between Diabetes and Skin Disorders: 10 Signs that Appear on Your Skin

Diabetes is a non-treatable (but manageable) disease that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food we eat. Although it is an important staple when left unchecked over time, too much glucose in your blood cells can lead to serious health problems.

Most of the diabetic symptoms that affect your body due to high glucose levels manifests in your skin. When this happens, it usually means that a trip to the doctor is in order.

Watch out for these warning signs below:

  • Scaly patches around your eyelids
  • Extremely dry and itchy skin
  • Spots in your leg shins
  • Open sores and wounds that aren’t getting better
  • Skin infections
  • Outbreak of small, reddish-yellow bumps that can form anywhere in the body
  • Red-colored raised bumps
  • Blisters
  • Darkening of a skin area (dark patches) on the back of your neck
  • Hard thickening skin

When these manifest itself on your skin, get tested at once if you have not been diagnosed. Your doctor will give you sound medical advises and prescriptions to manage your diabetes, if any. Diabetes can cause many other skin problems, most are harmless like simple itch or ticks. Often the best recourse before going to a doctor is to look for a dermatologist who can recognize skin problems.

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