Skin Conditions in Diabetes

What Skin Problems are Associated with Diabetes?

Dry Skin Also known as xerosis, is skin that lacks moisture and leads to flaking and sometimes itchy
Intertrigo Is a rash that appears in skin folds, especially axillae and groin. This rash is common in those who are over weight or obese and can sometimes be secondarily infected with yeast or fungus.
Acanthosis Nigricans Is a purplish, velvety, sometimes thickened skin that is mostly located in the axillae and back of the neck. Although unknown cause it has been linked to insulin resistance.
Psoriasis Chronic inflammatory skin disease which appears as red scaley thickened areas or skin. Patients with metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes, have been linked to skin conditions like psoriasis.
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