From experiences (be it personal or learnt) you will agree with me that diabetes itself is already a pain to deal with. In my last article about diabetes diet, I talked about some foods you should include in your diet and others you should not in order to maintain a balanced blood sugar level, thereby maintaining your health. In this post you will see another aspect of dealing with diabetes, and that is the 5 most dreaded diabetes skin problems you need to know.
5 Most Common Diabetes Skin Problems
The five most common diabetes skin problems are as follows:
- Diabetic Limited Joint Mobility
- Acanthosis Nigricans
- Eruptive Xanthomas
- Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum.
Now, let us take a closer look at each of the diabetes skin problems listed above.
What is Scleredemadiabeticorum?
Scleredemadiabeticorum is a diabetes skin problem where the skin located in the neck region and upper back hardens or becomes thick with time. If this condition is not properly treated, it can spread to the shoulders, tummy, chest and even on yhe entire face. Generally, this condition is not really painful but the issue is that you will hardly have any sense of feel or touch in the affected areas. In the long run, the skin starts to look like an orange peel.
How does Diabetic Limited Joint Mobility affect the skin?
n this diabetic skin disorder, the skin around the finger becomes so thick and tightens to such an extent that you have the inability to move your fingers or you cannot even move it at all. Usually, it starts with just a finger but gradually spread to the other with time.
How does Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum appear?
This diabetic skin issue is when there are formations of yellow-brown patches on the skin, especially in areas around the feet, ankles and lower legs.
What is Eruptive Xanthomas?
Eruptive Xanthomas can often cause big problem to diabetic patients who do not manage their blood sugar levels properly. In this case, small patches and pimples start to form on the skin. These small patched and pimples have yellow colour, they may spread until they form one big patch.
How does Acanthosis Nigricans form?
Out of the 5, this is the most commonly found diabetic skin complications. This skin problem is characterised by grayish-black or brown patches of skin with “velvet” feel. These patches are usually found on the side of the neck, under the arms or even at the genitals.
Now, you have seen the 5 most common diabetes skin problems, the next step is how you can easily deal with them. I might present a subsequent post on that topic, but if not, I think the best way is to live a healthy live and keep your blood sugar level in check. Kindly share this piece on information with your friends on various social media, you never know who might be needing it. Simply use the share icons below to achieve that.