How Can Diabetes Affect Your Skin?

Q:
How can diabetes affect your skin?

A:
Skin problems may indicate other diseases, and diabetes may be one of them. You are more prone to skin problems if you have diabetes. This is because diabetes raises your chances of infection. Listed below are some possible skin issues that you might face if you have diabetes:

  • Diabetic dermopathy: light, brown, scaly and round spots on the shines
  • Disseminated granuloma annulare: red or red-brown arcs or skin rings or your body
  • Acanthosis nigricans: brown or tan skin on your neck

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